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 thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt 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 of rain, they shall empty themselves upon the earth; and if the tree falls toward the south or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it shall remain.


Cross References

Psalm 112:9

Pe He has dispersed; he has given to the poor; Tzaddi his righteousness endures for ever; Koph his horn shall be exalted in glory.

1 Timothy 6:18-19

but charge them to do good, that they be rich in good works, liberal to distribute, willing to communicate,

Job 5:19

He shall deliver thee in six tribulations, and in the seventh no evil shall touch thee.

Proverbs 6:16

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Micah 5:5

And he shall be our peace when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then we shall raise against him seven shepherds and eight principal men.

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said unto them, Go, eat the fat, and drink sweet wine, and send portions unto those who have nothing prepared; for this day is holy unto our Lord, and not sad; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Esther 9:19

Therefore, the Jews of the villages that dwelt in the unwalled towns made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and banquet and a good day and of sending portions one to another.

Esther 9:22

as the days in which the Jews had rest from their enemies and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy and from mourning into a good day, that they should make them days of banquet and joy and of sending portions one to another and gifts to the poor.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, approve my counsel and redeem thy sins with righteousness and thine iniquities with mercies unto the poor: behold the medicine for thy sin.

Matthew 5:42

Give to him that asks of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Matthew 18:22

Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times, but, Until seventy times seven.

Luke 6:30-35

Give to everyone that asks of thee, and of the one that takes away thy goods ask them not to return them.

Luke 17:4

And if he trespasses against thee seven times in a day and seven times in a day turns again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

Acts 11:28-30

And one of them named Agabus stood up and signified by the Spirit that there should be great famine throughout all the world, which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if anyone is overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

Hebrews 13:3

Remember those that are in bonds as bound with them and those who suffer adversity as being yourselves also in the body.

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