Everything still to come is meaningless. 6 Yes, remember your Creator now while you are young, before the silver cord of life snaps and the golden bowl is broken. NLT Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. Psalm 50:21 While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn't care. A time to tear down … 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. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. 8 When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. 1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. Listen to the Bible. 8 When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them. Then pull back so that he will be killed." Hebrew reads Throw your bread on the waters, / for after many days you will find it again. It has all been done before. All rights reserved. The Uncertainties of Life. NLT: New Living Translation Ecclesiastes 11:9 Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! 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. 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. 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. We will be free of trouble forever!" 2 I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Biblical Translations of Ecclesiastes 3:11. What good does it do to seek pleasure?” 3 After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd[f] drives the sheep. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless. Tools. 12 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. 4 Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. Ecclesiastes 3:11 New Living Translation (NLT) 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. NIV 1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. 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. Ecclesiastes 12:11 Parallel Commentaries But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. 11:9 Hebrew Young man. 9 Young people,[d] it’s wonderful to be young! 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). Shepherd - From Christ, the great Shepherd of the church in all ages. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. 2 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. 3 When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Read full chapter. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. 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 … 11:1 Or Give generously, / for your gifts will return to you later. 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. Compare Ecclesiastes 12:2. 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.