Directions for charity.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 Lay thy brede vpon weate faces, & so shalt thou fynde after many dayes. Ecclesiastes 11:2 Geue parte .vii. dayes, and also vpon the eyght, for þu knowest not what misery shall come vpon earth. Ecclesiastes 11:3 When þe cloudes are full, they powre out rayne vpon the earth. And when the tre falleth (whether it be toward þe South or North) in what place soeuer it fall, there it lyeth. Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that regardeth the winde, shall not sowe and he that hath respecte vnto the cloudes, shal not reape. Ecclesiastes 11:5 Now lyke as þu knowest not the waye of þe spirite howe he entred into þe body beinge yet in a mothers wombe: Euen so þu knowest not the worckes of God, whych is the worckemaster of all. Ecclesiastes 11:6 Cease not thou therfore with thy handes to sowe thy sede, whether it be in the morninge or in the euenynge: for thou knowest not whether this or that shal prospere, and yf they both take, it is þe better.
Death in life,
Ecclesiastes 11:7 The lyght is swete, & a pleasaunt thynge is it for the eyes to loke vpon the Sunne. Ecclesiastes 11:8 If a man lyue many yeares, and be glad in them all, let him remembre the dayes of darckenesse, whych shalbe many: and that foloweth, all thinges shall be but vanyte.
and the day of judgment in the days of youth, are to be thought on.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Be glad then (O thou yonge man) in thy youth, and let thyne hert be mery in thy yong dayes, folowe þe wayes of thyne awne herte, & the lust of thine eyes but be thou sure, that God shall brynge the into iudgement for all these thynges. Ecclesiastes 11:10 Put a waye displeasure out of thyne herte, & remoue euell from thy body: for chyldehode & youth is but vanyte.