Ecclesiastes 11:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giue a portion to seuen and also to eight; for thou knowest noc what euill shall be vpon the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give a portion to seven, yea, even unto eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

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

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

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

Divide a portion into seven, yea, even into eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 11:2


11:2 Give - A part of thy estate or provisions. He alludes to the ancient custom, whereby the master of the feast distributed several parts to each guest, and withal sent portions to the poor. To eight - To as many as thou art able. For - Great calamities may come whereby thou mayest be brought to poverty, and so disabled from doing good.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 11:2

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