Ecclesiastes 11:4

“He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that obserueth the wind, shall not sow: and hee that regardeth the clouds, shall not reape.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is watching the wind will not get the seed planted, and he who is looking at the clouds will not get in the grain.
- Basic English Bible

He that observeth the wind will not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds will not reap.
- Darby Bible

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
- Webster's Bible

He who observes the wind won't sow; and he who regards the clouds won't reap.
- World English Bible

Whoso is observing the wind soweth not, And whoso is looking on the thick clouds reapeth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 11:4


11:4 He - He who neglects the necessary works of sowing and reaping, because the weather is not exactly suitable to his desires will lose his harvest. Whereby he intimates, that men will never do good here, which is expressed by sowing, and consequently not receive good hereafter, which is called reaping, if they be discouraged from it by every doubt and difficulty.


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