Directions for charity.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread vpon the waters: for after many daies thou shalt finde it. Ecclesiastes 11:2 Giue a portion to seuen, & also to eight: for thou knowest not what euill shalbe vpon ye earth. Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full, they wil powre forth raine vpon the earth: and if the tree doe fall toward the South, or toward the North, in the place that the tree falleth, there it shalbe. Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that obserueth ye winde, shall not sow, and he that regardeth the cloudes, shall not reape. Ecclesiastes 11:5 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. Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sowe thy seede, and in the euening let not thine hand rest: for thou knowest not whither shall prosper, this or that, or whether both shalbe a like good.
Death in life,
Ecclesiastes 11:7 Surely the light is a pleasant thing: and it is a good thing to the eyes to see the sunne. Ecclesiastes 11:8 Though a man liue many yeeres, and in them all he reioyce, yet hee shall remember the daies of darkenesse, because they are manie, 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 yong man, in thy youth, and let thine heart cheere thee in the dayes of thy youth: and walke in the waies of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but knowe that for all these things, God wil bring thee to iudgement. Ecclesiastes 11:10 Therefore take away griefe out of thine heart, and cause euil to depart from thy flesh: for childehoode and youth are vanitie.