Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

Do what is wise

1 Give money to anybody who needs it.

At some future time, you may be poor and other people will then give money to you.

2 You do not know when you will need help.

So, if seven or eight people need money, give it to them.

3 When clouds are full of water, there will be rain on the earth.

If there is too much wind, a tree will fall. Wherever the tree falls, there it will lie.

4 If you are always thinking about the wind, you will not plant seeds.

If you are always watching the clouds, you will never pick any plants.

5 Before a baby is born, it grows inside its mother.

Nobody can explain how that happens.

Nobody can explain the things that God does.

So do not be surprised about that.

Remember that God made the world.

And he made everything that is in the world.

6 Plant your seeds early in the morning.

You should plant seeds all day, until the evening.

Some of the seeds may grow.

Perhaps all the seeds will grow.