Ecclesiastes 11:5
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New International Version
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.


New American Standard Bible
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.


King James Bible
As thou 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 thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just as you don't know the path of the wind, or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you don't know the work of God who makes everything.


International Standard Version
Just as you do not understand the way of the spirit in the womb of a pregnant mother, so also you do not know what God is doing in everything he makes.


American Standard Version
As thou knowest not what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the work of God who doeth all.


Douay-Rheims Bible
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones are joined together in the womb of her that is with child: so thou knowest not the works of God, who is the maker of all.


Darby Bible Translation
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, how the bones grow in the womb of her that is with child, even so thou knowest not the work of God who maketh all.


Young's Literal Translation
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, How -- bones in the womb of the full one, So thou knowest not the work of God who maketh the whole.
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Context
Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters

1Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days. 2Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what evil shall be on the earth. 3If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it shall be. 4He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap. 5As you know 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 know not the works of God who makes all. 6In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hand: for you know not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Cross References
John 3:8
The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.


Psalm 139:13
For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb.


Psalm 139:15
My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously worked in the lowest parts of the earth.


Psalm 139:16
Your eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.


Ecclesiastes 1:6
The wind goes toward the south, and turns about to the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again according to his circuits.


Ecclesiastes 1:13
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail has God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.


Ecclesiastes 3:10
I have seen the travail, which God has given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.


Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.


Ecclesiastes 8:17
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yes farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.


Ecclesiastes 11:4
He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap.


Treasury of Scripture

As you know 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 know not the works of God who makes all.

thou knowest not what

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes...

nor

Psalm 139:14,15 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well...

even

Ecclesiastes 7:24 That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun...

Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:

Job 26:5-14 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof...

Job 36:24-33 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold...

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice...

Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Job 39:1-41:34 Know you the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or can you mark when the hinds do calve...

Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward...

Psalm 92:5 O LORD, how great are your works! and your thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your riches.

Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not...

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Strong's Concordance
As thou 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 thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Topical Bible
Activity Body Bones Child Conception Formed Full Grow Growth Maker Makes Maketh Mother's Path Pregnant Spirit Structure Understand Wind Womb Works
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