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cast thy bread upon the waters in Culture

Cast thy bread upon the waters

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.
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