cast your bread upon the waters

cast (one's) bread upon the waters

Do good deeds without being motivated by a potential reward. Maia left her high-powered accounting job to cast her bread upon the waters and care for her mother.
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cast your bread upon the waters

LITERARY
If you cast your bread upon the waters, you do something good or take a risk, usually without expecting very much in return. You should make time to offer assistance to anyone who needs it. It's a case of casting your bread upon the waters — who knows how the favour will be repaid? Note: This is from the Bible: `Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.' (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
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cast your bread upon the waters

do good without expecting gratitude or immediate reward.
This expression comes from Ecclesiastes 11:1: ‘Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days’.
See also: bread, cast, upon, water
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Her favorite quote is: "Cast your bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days." - Ecclesiastes 11:1.
"Cast your bread upon the waters" illustrates that the merchant must take the risk of shipwreck and pirates but still must send out his grain aboard his ships to trade or he will never survive.
Try sharing what you have, you will find that great benefits will come in due time: 'Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days'.