Ecclesiastes 11:6

“In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the morning sowe thy seede, and in the euening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the morning put your seed into the earth, and till the evening let not your hand be at rest; because you are not certain which will do well, this or that--or if the two will be equally good.
- Basic English Bible

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
- Darby Bible

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
- Webster's Bible

In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don't withhold your hand; for you don't know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good.
- World English Bible

In the morning sow thy seed, And at even withdraw not thy hand, For thou knowest not which is right, this or that, Or whether both of them alike [are] good.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 11:6


11:6 In the morning - Early and late, in all seasons and occasions; do it speedily and continually, be not weary of it. Sow - Do all good works. With - hold not - From working or giving.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 11:6

  • Peter ebiale for verse 6
    Comparing Isaiah 63:10 and Mark 4:3-20 relatively with Ecclesiastes 11:6, the SEED here represents CHRIST-The Word of God. And not the everyday preached material givings of offerings and so called prophetic seeds.

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