cast thy bread upon the waters

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Cast thy bread upon the waters definition


An expression from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament: “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.”

Note: This saying calls on people to believe that their good deeds will ultimately benefit them.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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