Bible: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

Ignorance of the Future Demands Diligence in the Present

11:1 Send 1  your grain 2  overseas, 3 

for after many days you will get a return. 4 

11:2 Divide your merchandise 5  among seven or even eight 6  investments, 7 

for you do not know 8  what calamity 9  may happen on earth.

11:3 If the clouds are full of rain, they will empty themselves on the earth,

and whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, the tree will lie wherever it falls.

11:4 He who watches the wind will not sow,

and he who observes the clouds will not reap. 10 

11:5 Just as you do not know the path 11  of the wind,

or how the bones form 12  in the womb of a pregnant woman, 13 

so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.

11:6 Sow your seed in the morning,

and do not stop working 14  until the evening; 15 

for you do not know which activity 16  will succeed 17 

whether this one or that one, or whether both will prosper equally. 18 

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