1; Directions for charity.
7; Death in life,
9; and the day ofjudgment in the days of youth, are to be
That is, says Bp. Lowth, "Sow thy seed or corn on the face of
the waters;" in plain terms, sow without any hope of a
harvest: do good even to them on whom your benefactions seem
thrown away. Dr. Jebb has well illustrated it by the
"Vain are the favours done to vicious men;
Not vainer 'tis to sow the foaming deep.
The deep no pleasant harvest shall afford,
Nor will the wicked ever make return."
"To befriend the wicked is like sowing in the sea." These,
indeed, invert this precept; nor is it extraordinary that they
"The one, frail human power alone produced,
The other, God."
* thy bread.
De 15:7-11 Pr 11:24,25 22:9 Isa 32:8
* waters. Heb. face of the waters.
6 De 15:10 Ps 41:1,2 126:5,6 Pr 11:18 19:17 Mt 10:13,42 25:40
Lu 14:14 2Co 9:6 Ga 6:8-10 Heb 6:10