Directions for charity.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread vpon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many dayes. Ecclesiastes 11:2 Giue a portion to seuen and also to eight; for thou knowest noc what euill shall be vpon the earth. Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full of raine, they emptie themselues vpon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the South, or toward the North, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that obserueth the wind, shall not sow: and hee that regardeth the clouds, shall not reape. Ecclesiastes 11:5 As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, nor how the bones [doe growe] in the wombe of her that is with child: euen so thou knowest not the workes of God who maketh all. Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sowe thy seede, and in the euening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both [shall be] alike good.
Death in life,
Ecclesiastes 11:7 Truly the light [is] sweet, and a pleasant thing is it for the eyes to behold the sunne. Ecclesiastes 11:8 But if a man liue many yeeres, [and] reioyce in them all; yet let him remember the dayes of darkenesse, for they shall be many. All that commeth [is] vanitie.
and the day of judgment in the days of youth, are to be thought on.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Reioyce, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheere thee in the dayes of thy youth, and walke in the wayes of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things, God will bring thee into iudgement. Ecclesiastes 11:10 Therefore remoue sorrow from thy heart, and put away euill from thy flesh; for child-hood & youth [are] vanitie.