Ecclesiastes 11:10

“Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore remoue sorrow from thy heart, and put away euill from thy flesh; for child-hood & youth are vanitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So put away trouble from your heart, and sorrow from your flesh; because the early years and the best years are to no purpose.
- Basic English Bible

Then remove discontent from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for childhood and youth are vanity.
- Darby Bible

Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
- World English Bible

And turn aside anger from thy heart, And cause evil to pass from thy flesh, For the childhood and the age [are] vanity!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore remove vexation from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh; for childhood and youth are vanity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 11:10


11:10 Sorrow - Sensual and disorderly lusts, which he elegantly calls sorrow, to intimate, that although such practices at present gratify mens senses, yet they will shortly bring them to intolerable sorrows. Evil - All evil desires, tho' now they seem good to thee. Vanity - Most vain. The time of youth is vanishing and transitory, and old age and death will speedily come, against which every wise man will take care to lay in solid provisions and comforts.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 11

  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows that we should sow our seeds in different places when it comes to the ministry. We can't make the seeds grow, but we can do our part by planting them in as many places as possible.
  • Irene123
    V.1 - refers to 'bread', the word of the Lord, i.e. prayer and 'witnessing'. Your bread will return to you in souls turning to the Lord. Jesus does want us to materially help others, but Matt. 6:33 goes right along with Eccl. 11:1. Many times though, the material need has to come first.
  • Mike
    Verse 1 tells us "cast your bread on the waters" this is helping us to see how we should practice wholehearted generosity
  • Mable Arrington
    What its basically saying i got from it what way GOD moves u don't know what the spirit of lords spirit moves how made them bones in the womb is he made them in the form of GOD but no man knows what the holy spirit moves
  • Gilbert Sebe
    The importance of investment, the reality of uncetainity of the future is recognised by the bible, that means even though we trust in God for supply, we must work hard and do our part, use our skill and knowledge to support our needs, God will make one or all our effort pay off. This book is written by a wisest godly man ever lived on the planet, he was rich and know how to handle his resources
  • Cross
    I think the Ecclesiasts were somewhat depressed.

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