Ecclesiastes 11:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • Rosemarie Barnes for verse 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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