Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

A portion

Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.”
Esther 9:19
This explains why the rural Jews who live in villages observe the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a time of rejoicing and feasting. It is a holiday when they send gifts to one another.
Psalm 112:9
He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.
His horn will be exalted in honor.
Luke 6:30
Give to everyone who asks you, and from one who takes your things, don’t ask for them back.
1 Timothy 6:18
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

Seven

Job 5:19
He will rescue you from six calamities;
no harm will touch you in seven.
Proverbs 6:16
The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to Him:
Micah 5:5
He will be their peace.
When Assyria invades our land,
when it marches against our fortresses,
we will raise against it seven shepherds,
even eight leaders of men.
Matthew 18:22
“I tell you, not as many as seven,” Jesus said to him, “but 70 times seven.
Luke 17:4
And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and comes back to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

General references

Leviticus 19:25
But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit. In this way its yield will increase for you; I am Yahweh your God.
Proverbs 3:10
then your barns will be completely filled,
and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

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