Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.

King James Version

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Holman Bible

Send your bread on the surface of the waters,
for after many days you may find it.

International Standard Version

Spread your bread on the water after a while you will find it.

A Conservative Version

Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shall find it after many days.

American Standard Version

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.

Amplified

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, [be diligently active, make thoughtful decisions], for you will find it after many days.

Bible in Basic English

Put out your bread on the face of the waters; for after a long time it will come back to you again.

Darby Translation

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.

Julia Smith Translation

Send forth thy bread upon the face of the waters, for in a multitude of days thou shalt find it

King James 2000

Cast your bread upon the waters: for you shall find it after many days.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Send out your bread on the water, for in many days you will find it.

Modern King James verseion

Cast your bread on the waters; for you shall find it after many days.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Send thy victuals over the waters, and so shalt thou find them after many years.

NET Bible

Send your grain overseas, for after many days you will get a return.

New Heart English Bible

Cast your bread on the waters; for you shall find it after many days.

The Emphasized Bible

Cast thy bread-corn, upon the face of the waters, - for, after many days, shalt thou find it:

Webster

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

World English Bible

Cast your bread on the waters; for you shall find it after many days.

Youngs Literal Translation

Send forth thy bread on the face of the waters, For in the multitude of the days thou dost find it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

for thou shalt find
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Context Readings

Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

1 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven and even to eight, for thou dost not know what evil shall come upon the earth.


Cross References

Proverbs 19:17

He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.

Matthew 10:42

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, either this or that or whether they both shall be equally good.

Isaiah 32:20

Blessed are ye that sow upon all waters, ye that plow with the ox and with the ass.

Luke 14:14

and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If there should be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy towns in thy land which the LORD thy God gives thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother,

Psalm 41:1-2

Blessed is he that understands regarding the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

Psalm 126:5-6

Those that sow with tears shall reap with joy.

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked works a deceitful work, but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Proverbs 11:24-25

There are those who scatter, and more is added unto them; and there are those who withhold more than is just, but come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:9

He that has a merciful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the destitute.

Isaiah 32:8

But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he rise.

Matthew 10:13

And if the house is worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it is not worthy, your peace shall return to you.

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.

2 Corinthians 9:6

But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows in blessings shall also reap blessings.

Galatians 6:8-10

For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that sows in the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life.

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