Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 Send your bread on the surface of the waters,
for after many days you may find it.
2 Give a portion to seven or even to eight,
for you don’t know what disaster may happen on earth.
3 If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain on the earth;
whether a tree falls to the south or the north,
the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.


Cross References

Psalm 112:9

He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.
His horn will be exalted in honor.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

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.

Ephesians 5:16

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

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.

Esther 9:22

because during those days the Jews got rid of their enemies. That was the month when their sorrow was turned into rejoicing and their mourning into a holiday. They were to be days of feasting, rejoicing, and of sending gifts to one another and the poor.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity.”

Matthew 5:42

Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Matthew 18:22

“I tell you, not as many as seven,” Jesus said to him, “but 70 times seven.

Luke 6:30-35

Give to everyone who asks you, and from one who takes your things, don’t ask for them back.

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.”

Acts 11:28-30

Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine throughout the Roman world. This took place during the time of Claudius.

Galatians 6:1

Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted.

Hebrews 13:3

Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily.

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