Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be
upon the earth.
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon 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.
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the
womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou
knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the
But if a man 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.
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 thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know
thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgement.
Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for
childhood and youth are vanity.