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