The Dead Sea has such high mineral concentrations that even non-swimmers can stay afloat in it. 12.11 a shepherd: This may be a reference to God as shepherd (see also Psalm 23.1). 8 Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. [b] So how can anyone explain what God does? 6 Plant your seeds early in the morning and keep working in the field until dark. 13 With all my wisdom I tried to understand everything that happens here on earth. Ecclesiastes 9:11 (NKJV) I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men… Ecclesiastes 7:9 (CEV) 2 Share what you have with seven or eight others, because you never know when disaster may strike. # 1.17 chasing the wind: See the note at 1.14. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. 12 I said these things when I lived in Jerusalem as king of Israel. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 7 Light is sweet,    and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society. Ecclesiastes 11:1 - CEV - Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded.... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version And the advice is given in light of the unpredictability of life… Business Advice 11:1 Cast [send] thy bread [grain] upon the waters [overseas]: for […] Ecclesiastes 11:3. 16 # 1 K 4.29-31; Si 47.14-18. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. if it bites you anyway. # 12.11 These sayings … together: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. (B)2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight;    you do not know what disaster may come upon the land. 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. 3 When the clouds are heavy, the rains come down; when a tree falls, whether south or north, the die is cast, for there it lies. 12.11 These sayings … together: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. 18 Keep to the middle of the road. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. The Dead Sea has such high mineral concentrations that even non-swimmers can stay afloat in it. 6 Plant your seeds early in the morning and keep working in the field until dark. Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society, Contemporary English Version (CEV). Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land. 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. 2 Give a portion to seven, or even [divide it] to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. 11 Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later. 4 If you worry about the weather and don’t plant seeds, you won’t harvest a crop. Specifically, Ecclesiastes is a book of practical philosophy—it is based on observation and experience, not on strained, esoteric ideas. (H)10 So then, banish anxiety(I) from your heart    and cast off the troubles of your body,    for youth and vigor are meaningless.(J). The book of Ecclesiastes is unique in the Hebrew Scriptures. Bible text from the Contemporary English Version 2nd Edition (CEV®) is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East, Floor 8, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155 (www.americanbible.org). Share what you have with seven or eight others, because you never know when disaster may strike. Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 CEV No one can explain how a baby breathes before it is born. Soon I realized that this too was as senseless as chasing the wind. Learn more at www.cev.bible. 2 Divide your gifts among many, [] for in the days ahead you yourself may need much help. Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded. Ecclesiastes 11:6 - CEV - Plant your seeds early in the morning and keep working in the field until dark. 10 Rid yourself of all worry and pain, because the wonderful moments of youth quickly disappear. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 10 ... 11 The power to charm a snake. CEV: Contemporary English Version . ... Bible text from the Contemporary English Version 2nd Edition (CEV®) is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as … 11 No memory remains of the past, and so it will be for the centuries to come -- they will not be remembered by their successors. 11 No one who lived in the past. 12 My child, I warn you to stay away from … Contemporary English Version; Ecclesiastes; Chapter 11; Read the Bible Contemporary English Version Ecclesiastes 11:2. So how can anyone explain what God does? It is the only book that overtly philosophizes. Bible > CEV > Ecclesiastes 10 ... 11 The power to charm a snake. 4 If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. After all, God created everything. If clouds are full of water, they pour rain on the earth. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. Your work might pay off, and your seeds might produce. Bible text from the Contemporary English Version 2nd Edition (CEV®) is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East, Floor 8, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155 (www.americanbible.org). Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 CEV No one can explain how a baby breathes before it is born. Bible text from the Contemporary English Version 2nd Edition (CEV®) is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East, Floor 8, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155 (www.americanbible.org). 11 No one who lived in the past. And God has made this so hard for us humans to do. 13 Wisely I have applied myself to investigation and exploration of everything that happens under heaven. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. All rights reserved worldwide. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. Learn more at www.cev… Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®) Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future. so you cannot understand the work of God. in the place where it falls, there it will lie. Ecclesiastes 11:10 The sense appears to be, “Let the timely recollection of God‘s judgment, and of the fleeting character of youth, so influence your conduct that you will refrain from acts which entail future remorse and pain.” return to 'Jump List' Clarke's Notes on the Bible does you no good. Ecclesiastes 10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) A Little Foolishness. (F)8 However many years anyone may live,    let them enjoy them all.But let them remember(G) the days of darkness,    for there will be many. Ecclesiastes 11 It Pays To Work Hard 1 Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded. and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. Nothing makes sense.[c]. After all, God created everything. 3 Rain clouds always bring rain; trees always stay wherever they fall. Soon I realized that this too was as senseless as chasing the wind. 2 I said to myself, “The dead are better off than the living. 11 Ship(A) your grain across the sea;    after many days you may receive a return. Invest in Many Ventures - Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. 13 Now all has been heard. 6 Sow your seed in the morning,    and at evening let your hands not be idle,(E)for you do not know which will succeed,    whether this or that,    or whether both will do equally well. Death makes fools even of … 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. will be forgotten too. Because it has no outlets, any fresh water that comes in quickly becomes contaminated. CEV: Contemporary English Version . 12.11 These sayings … together: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. Preaching text: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 3:1-17. 9 You who are young, be happy while you are young,    and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.Follow the ways of your heart    and whatever your eyes see,but know that for all these things    God will bring you into judgment. Ecclesiastes 11:1. They were crying, but no one was there to offer comfort, and those who mistreated them were powerful. 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. The Contemporary English Version has been described as a "user-friendly" and a "mission-driven" translation that can be read aloud without stumbling, heard without misunderstanding, and listened to with enjoyment and appreciation, because the language is contemporary and the style is lucid and lyrical. 8 Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. 3 If clouds are full of water,    they pour rain on the earth.Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north,    in the place where it falls, there it will lie.4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant;    whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. 17 Don't die before your time by being too evil or acting like a fool. Nothing makes sense.[c]. 11 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, [be diligently active, make thoughtful decisions], for you will [] find it after many days. Version. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in … Ecclesiastes 11:1 CEV. [a]2 Share what you have    with seven or eight others,because you never know    when disaster may strike.3 Rain clouds always bring rain;trees always stay    wherever they fall.4 If you worry about the weatherand don’t plant seeds,    you won’t harvest a crop. after many days you may receive a return. Ecclesiastes 11:1 CEV. # 1.17 chasing the wind: See the note at 1.14. 11 No one who lived in the past is remembered anymore, and everyone yet to be born will be forgotten too. Welcome at Galilee - Now after the two days He departed from there and went to Galilee. Everything to come is meaningless. It Is Senseless To Be Wise. 5 No one can explain how a baby breathes before it is born. 16 So don't destroy yourself by being too good or acting too smart! 10 Dead flies turn a perfumer’s oil rancid, so a little foolishness is more [] potent than wisdom and honor. 15 I have seen everything during this senseless life of mine. 12 I said these things when I lived in Jerusalem as king of Israel. Ecclesiastes 3:11-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. And God has made this so hard for us humans to do. Bible text from the Contemporary English Version 2nd Edition (CEV®) is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East, Floor 8, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2155 (www.americanbible.org). you do not know what disaster may come upon the land. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie. and at evening let your hands not be idle. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Bible Language … 11 God makes everything happen at the right time. Ecclesiastes 1 King James Version (KJV). Learn more at www.cev… After all, he created everything. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. I have seen good citizens die for doing the right thing, while criminals live and prosper. Do what you want and find pleasure in what you see. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in … These sayings come from a shepherd, # 12.11 a shepherd: This may be a reference to God as shepherd (see also Psalm 23.1). You can do this if you truly respect God. Cancel. Who knows? So how can anyone explain what God does? For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®) I said to myself, “You are by far the wisest person who has ever lived in Jerusalem. is remembered anymore, and everyone yet to be born. 2 A wise person’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish person’s heart directs him toward the left. The Contemporary English Version has been described as a "user-friendly" and a "mission-driven" translation that can be read aloud without stumbling, heard without misunderstanding, and listened to with enjoyment and appreciation, because the language is contemporary and the style is lucid and lyrical. Spirit - The same Hebrew word (like πνεῦμα pneuma in Greek and “Spirit” in English) signifies both the wind Ecclesiastes 11:4 and the Spirit (compare marginal reference). Nothing makes sense. 7 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! Ecclesiastes 4 Contemporary English Version (CEV). Who knows? 5 No one can explain how a baby breathes before it is born. Nothing makes sense. # 11.8 Nothing makes sense: Or “There's nothing to look forward to!” Various expressions in Ecclesiastes would indicate that Solomon wrote the book only in old age (Ecclesiastes 1:12-18; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; Ecclesiastes 11:9-10; Ecclesiastes 12:1-7). 10 Rid yourself of all worry and pain, because the wonderful moments of youth quickly disappear. Do what you want and find pleasure in what you see. Ecclesiastes 11 Amplified Bible (AMP) Cast Your Bread on the Waters. Ecclesiastes 11 New International Version (NIV) Invest in Many Ventures. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens and they are like nails that fasten things together. whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:1 - CEV - Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded.... Study verse in the Contemporary English Version 11 Words of wisdom are like the stick a farmer uses to make animals move. # 11.8 Nothing makes sense: Or “There's nothing to look forward to!” 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! Ecclesiastes 11. 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Cancel. 5 As you do not know the path of the wind,(C)    or how the body is formed[a] in a mother’s womb,(D)so you cannot understand the work of God,    the Maker of all things. 11 Be generous, and someday    you will be rewarded. And in this chapter, the Preacher in the first six verses gives us some good sound financial advice. The topic in Ecclesiastes 11:1–6 is not how water affects bread. After all, he created everything. [b] So how can anyone explain what God does? The only problem is the smell. 9 Be cheerful and enjoy life while you are young! 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