Ecclesiastes 11:2
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Divideתֶּן־
(ten-)
5414: to give, put, seta prim. root
your portionחֵ֥לֶק
(che·lek)
2506: portion, tract, territoryfrom chalaq
to seven,לְשִׁבְעָ֖ה
(le·shiv·'ah)
7651: sevena prim. card. number
or evenוְגַ֣ם
(ve·gam)
1571: also, moreover, yeafrom an unused word
to eight,לִשְׁמֹונָ֑ה
(lish·mo·v·nah;)
8083: eight (a card. number)of uncertain derivation
for you do not knowתֵדַ֔ע
(te·da,)
3045: to knowa prim. root
whatמַה־
(mah-)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
misfortune 
 
7463a: evil, misery, distress, injuryfrom the same as roa
may occurיִּהְיֶ֥ה
(yih·yeh)
1961: to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
on the earth.הָאָֽרֶץ׃
(ha·'a·retz.)
776: earth, landa prim. root







KJV Lexicon
Give
nathan  (naw-than')
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
a portion
cheleq  (khay'lek)
smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment -- flattery, inheritance, part, partake, portion.
to seven
sheba`  (sheh'-bah)
a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number
and also to eight
shmoneh  (shem-o-neh')
a cardinal number, eight (as if a surplus above the perfect seven); also (as ordinal) eighth -- eight(-een, -eenth), eighth.
for thou knowest
yada`  (yaw-dah')
to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially
not what evil
ra`  (rah)
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
shall be upon the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
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 Bible
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

NET Bible
Divide your merchandise among seven or even eight investments, for you do not know what calamity may happen on earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Divide what you have into seven parts, or even into eight, because you don't know what disaster may happen on earth.

King James 2000 Bible
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for you know not what evil shall be upon the earth.
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