11 Shipr your grain across the sea;
after many days you may receive a return.s
you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
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.
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
5 As you do not know the path of the wind,t
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.
and at evening let your hands not be idle,v
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.
7 Light is sweet,
and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.w
let them enjoy them all.
But let them rememberx the days of darkness,
for there will be many.
Everything to come is meaningless.
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.y
10 So then, banish anxietyz from your heart
and cast off the troubles of your body,
for youth and vigor are meaningless.a
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