Ecclesiastes 11:1

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 11:1

Cast thy bread vpon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put out your bread on the face of the waters; for after a long time it will come back to you again.
- Basic English Bible

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.
- Darby Bible

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
- Webster's Bible

Cast your bread on the waters; for you shall find it after many days.
- World English Bible

Send forth thy bread on the face of the waters, For in the multitude of the days thou dost find it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 11:1

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 11:1


11:1 The waters - Freely and liberally bestow it upon the waters; upon those poor creatures, on whom it may seem to be as utterly lost, as the seed which a man casts into the sea or river. Find it - It shall certainly be restored to thee, either by God or men. This is added to prevent an objection, and to quicken us to the duty enjoyned. After - The return may be slow, but it is sure, and will be so much the more plentiful.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 11:1

  • Bob Hilt on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    Something found inside the old Gideon's Bibles:

    The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.

    Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword and the Christian's character.

    Here paradise is restored, heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good is its design and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.

    It is given you in life and will be opened in the judgment and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.

    -Author Unknown
  • Rosemarie Barnes on Ecclesiastes 11:1
    Jesus commanded us to love one another . We are showing the love of Jesus in giving a portion of what he has given us and expecting nothing in return. The greatest love opens your hand and pocketbook to help those who are in need


 

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