Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.

King James Version

Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Holman Bible

Give a portion to seven or even to eight,
for you don’t know what disaster may happen on earth.

International Standard Version

Apportion what you have into seven, or even eight parts, because you don't know what disaster might befall the land.

A Conservative Version

Give a portion to seven, yea, even to eight, for thou know not what evil shall be upon the earth.

American Standard Version

Give a portion to seven, yea, even unto eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Amplified

Give a portion to seven, or even [divide it] to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.

Bible in Basic English

Give a part to seven or even to eight, because you have no knowledge of the evil which will be on the earth.

Darby Translation

Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou shalt not know what shall be evil upon the earth.

King James 2000

Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Divide your share in seven or in eight, for you do not know what disaster will happen on the earth.

Modern King James verseion

Give a share to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what evil shall be on the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Give part sven days, and also upon the eighth, for thou knowest not what misery shall come upon earth.

NET Bible

Divide your merchandise among seven or even eight investments, for you do not know what calamity may happen on earth.

New Heart English Bible

Give a portion to seven, yes, even to eight; for you do not know what evil will be on the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

Give a portion to seven, yea even to eight, - for thou canst not know, what there shall be of misfortune, upon the earth.

Webster

Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

World English Bible

Give a portion to seven, yes, even to eight; for you don't know what evil will be on the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Give a portion to seven, and even to eight, For thou knowest not what evil is on the earth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

חלק 
Cheleq 
Usage: 67

to seven
שׁבעה שׁבע 
Sheba` 
Usage: 395

and also to eight
שׁמונה שׁמנה שׁמונה שׁמנה 
Sh@moneh 
Usage: 109

References

Context Readings

Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

1 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. 3 If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies.


Cross References

Psalm 112:9

He has given freely to the poor,
His righteousness endures forever;
His horn will be exalted in honor.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

Job 5:19

From six troubles He will deliver you,
Even in seven evil will not touch you.

Proverbs 6:16

There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Micah 5:5

This One will be our peace.
When the Assyrian invades our land,
When he tramples on our citadels,
Then we will raise against him
Seven shepherds and eight leaders of men.

Ephesians 5:16

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Esther 9:19

Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for rejoicing and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.

Esther 9:22

because on those days the Jews rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.’

Matthew 5:42

Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.

Matthew 18:22

Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Luke 6:30-35

Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

Luke 17:4

And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

Acts 11:28-30

One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

Hebrews 13:3

Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

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