1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
2 Giue a portion to seuen, & also to eight: for thou knowest not what euill shalbe vpon ye earth.
3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty [themselves] upon the earth: and if the tree falleth toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not which is ye way of the spirit, nor how the bones doe growe in the wombe of her that is with child: so thou knowest not the worke of God that worketh all.
6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand: for thou knowest not which shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both [shall be] alike good.
7 Surely the light is a pleasant thing: and it is a good thing to the eyes to see the sunne.
8 But if a man shall live many years, [and] rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh [is] vanity.
9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth [are] vanity.