1 These are the words of the Teacher, [] King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Masters - By the teachers of God's church, appointed of God for that work. Ecclesiastes 3:11 in all English translations. 5 Remember him before you become fearful of falling and worry about danger in the streets; before your hair turns white like an almond tree in bloom, and you drag along without energy like a dying grasshopper, and the caperberry no longer inspires sexual desire. Remember him before you near the grave, your everlasting home, when the mourners will weep at your funeral. When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Tools. But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. 11:9 Hebrew Young man. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Psalm 50:21 While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn't care. 11 If a snake bites before you charm it, what’s the use of being a snake charmer? It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. 12 But, my child,[g] let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out. Now you rise at the first chirping of the birds, but then all their sounds will grow faint. [a]2 But divide your investments among many places,[b]    for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. 1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. NIV He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 11 :: New International Version (NIV) Strong's. Ecclesiastes 11:9 Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! 6 Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both. Enjoy every minute of it. and in time, profits will flow back to you. Read full chapter. 11:5 Some manuscripts read Just as you cannot understand how breath comes to a tiny baby in its mother’s womb. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) The Uncertainties of Life. But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. Ecclesiastes 1 New Living Translation (NLT). Then pull back so that he will be killed." Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd[f] drives the sheep. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Paragraph. Ecclesiastes is one of the few books of the OT, which is not once referred to in the NT, although there might be many parallel thoughts (e. g. Ecclesiastes 5:1 and Matthew 6:7; Ecclesiastes 12:14 and 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ecclesiastes 7:9 and James 1:19). Red Letter. 6 Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both. 4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. Red Letter. 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now. NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, brown/mahogany (red letter), NLT Study Bible, Personal Size TuTone Leatherlike Brown/Blue, NLT Inspire Bible: The Bible for Creative Journaling, Teal, My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, pretty pink, NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, teal, NLT Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible: A Refreshing Spiritual Journey with God's People, hardcover. Whether a tree falls north or south, it … Everything still to come is meaningless. 2 But divide your investments among many places, Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. 11:3 The clouds - Learn, O man, the practice of liberality from the very lifeless creatures, from the clouds; which when they are filled with water, do not hoard it up, but plentifully pour it forth for the refreshment both of the fruitful field and the barren wilderness. Ecc 11:1. 11 I have observed something else under the sun. Ecclesiastes 12:11 Parallel Commentaries Psalm 10:6 They think, "Nothing bad will ever happen to us! 6 Yes, remember your Creator now while you are young, before the silver cord of life snaps and the golden bowl is broken. Listen to the Bible. 1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible, Third Edition--soft leather-look, brown, tan, red letter (indexed), NLT Giant-Print Personal-Size Bible, Filament Enabled Edition--soft leather-look, peony/pink, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message), NLT Teen Life Application Study Bible, Softcover, NLT Dancing in the Desert Devotional Bible: A Refreshing Spiritual Journey with God's People--imitation leather, sienna. 11:1 Or Give generously, / for your gifts will return to you later. 12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11, NLT. 2 I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. NLT Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. Ecclesiastes 11 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. New Living Translation (NLT). 4 I also tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards. Ecclesiastes 11. Everything still to come is meaningless. and in time, profits will flow back to you. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. 7 Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning. NIV 1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 11 Send your grain across the seas,    and in time, profits will flow back to you. 13 I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. 12 Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. Chapter 11. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. Biblical Translations of Ecclesiastes 3:11. Don’t wait until the water jar is smashed at the spring and the pulley is broken at the well. All rights reserved. 5 I ma… If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. Read verse in New Living Translation But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges against you. Tools . Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Tools. Ecclesiastes 11:6 6 Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both. Enjoy every minute of it. Or Give generously, / for your gifts will return to you later. The Uncertainties of Life. 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. Ecclesiastes 12 New Living Translation (NLT). But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. 5 Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb,[c] so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. 2 So I said, “Laughter is silly. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. 11:2 Hebrew among seven or even eight. 9 Young people,[d] it’s wonderful to be young! 5 Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb,[c] so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. NLT: New Living Translation 11 Send your grain across the seas,    and in time, profits will flow back to you. Paragraph. Ecclesiastes 11:6 NLT Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” 2 Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. A time to plant and a time to harvest. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Ecclesiastes 11 :: New Living Translation (NLT) Strong's. It has all been done before. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. Everything Is Meaningless. 4 Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. 10 The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly.[e]. Ecclesiastes 11:1 - 10 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. Ecc 11:1 - Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. Ecclesiastes 3. 4 Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. Tools. Days of darkness - The time of old age, and perhaps any time of sorrow or misfortune. 2 But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. 13 Fools base their thoughts on foolish assumptions, so their conclusions will be wicked madness; 14 they chatter on and on. 3 When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. 10 Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!”. 1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. 11:2 Hebrew among seven or even eight. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Ecclesiastes 11:8. A time to tear down … A Time for Everything. The light … the sun - Gifts of God which cheer man‘s toil, but which he almost ceases to appreciate in his old age. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. Ecclesiastes 3:11 New Living Translation (NLT) 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. 7 For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 11:7. 3 When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. [a]2 But divide your investments among many places,[b]    for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. 11:1 Or Give generously, / for your gifts will return to you later. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. 1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. Read more Share Copy But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless. Hebrew reads Throw your bread on the waters, / for after many days you will find it again. Ecc 11:2. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. And while still seeking wisdom, I clutched at foolishness. 11:5 Some manuscripts read Just as you cannot understand how breath comes to a tiny baby in its mother’s womb. # 11:1 Or Give generously, / for your gifts will return to you later. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them. The Uncertainties of Life 1Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. Listen to the Bible. for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. 9 Young people,[d] it’s wonderful to be young! This summary of the book of Ecclesiastes provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Ecclesiastes. 3 Remember him before your legs—the guards of your house—start to tremble; and before your shoulders—the strong men—stoop. 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now. 12 I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. Hebrew reads Throw your bread on the waters, / for after many days you will find it again. ecclesiastes 11 1 6 nlt, Although Proverbs precedes Ecclesiastes it is a step ahead of it in spiritual matters. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. Ecclesiastes 11. 11 The words of the wise are like cattle prods—painful but helpful. NLT. In this way, I tried to experience the only happiness most people find during their brief life in this world. The Teacher Speaks: The Futility of Wisdom. 12 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” 2 Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. New Living Translation (NLT). Read verse in New Living Translation 13 That’s the whole story. Ecclesiastes 11 - Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Therefore, let us just not bring forth the fruits of righteousness, because death will shortly cut us down, and we shall then be determined to … But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless. And those who are ed... 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