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12 Bible Verses about Not Knowing The Future

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Ecclesiastes 11:6

Sow your seed in the morning, and don't stop working until evening, since you don't know which of your endeavors will do well, whether this one or that, or even if both will do equally well.

Ecclesiastes 8:7

For he has absolutely no knowledge what will happen, since who can declare to him when it will come about?

Ecclesiastes 9:12

In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Joshua 8:14

When the king of Ai saw what had happened, he and his army quickly got up early and went out to meet Israel in battle. He and all his people met at the place adjacent to the desert plain. But he didn't know about the ambush that had been set for him on the other side of the city.

Nehemiah 4:11

Our enemies said, "Before they notice or see us, we'll penetrate their midst, kill them, and stop the work!"

Isaiah 47:11

"But disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will not be able to ward off; and devastation will come upon you suddenly, and you won't anticipate it.

Acts 20:22

And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,

Genesis 43:7

"The man specifically asked about us and our relatives," they responded. "He asked us, "Is your father still alive?' and "Do you have another brother?' So we answered his questions. How could we have known that he would tell us to bring our brother back with us?"

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