Directions for charity.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 Sende thy vyttuayls ouer the waters, and so shalt thou finde them after many yeares. Ecclesiastes 11:2 Geue it awaye amonge seuen or eyghte, for thou knoweste not what mysery shall come vpon earth. Ecclesiastes 11:3 When the cloudes are full, they poure oute rayne vpon the earthe. And when the tree falleth (whether it be towarde the South or North) in what place soeuer it fall, there it lyeth. Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that regardeth the wynde, shall not sowe: and he that hath respecte vnto the cloudes, shall not reape. Ecclesiastes 11:5 Nowe lyke as thou knowest not the waye of the wynde, nor how the bones are fylled in a mothers wombe: Euen so thou knoweste not the worckes of God, whych is the worckemaster of all. Ecclesiastes 11:6 Cease not thou therefore with thy handes to sowe thy sede, whether it be in the mornynge or in the euenynge: for thou knoweste not whether this or that shall prospere, and if they both take, it is the better.
Death in life,
Ecclesiastes 11:7 The lyghte is swete, and a pleasaunte thinge is it for the eyes to loke vpon the Sunne. Ecclesiastes 11:8 If a man lyue manye yeares, and be gladde in them all, let hym remember the dayes of darckenesse, whiche shalbe many: and when thei come, al thynges shalbe but vanytye.
and the day of judgment in the days of youth, are to be thought on.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Be glad then (O thou yong man) in thy youth, and let thine herte be mery in thy yonge daies: folowe the wayes of thine owne herte, and the luste of thyne eyes: but be thou sure, that God shall brynge the into iudgement for all these thinges. Ecclesiastes 11:10 Pvt awaye displeasure oute of thine hert, & remoue euel from thy body: for childhode & youth is but vanitie.