1 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you shalt find it after many days.
2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight, for you knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth; and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
5 As you knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so you knowest not the works of God (Elohim) who maketh all.
6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hand; for you knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun;
8 But if a man lives many years, and rejoices in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know you, that for all these things God (Elohim) will bring you into judgment.
10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity.