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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ecclesiastes 11:2


    CHAPTERS: Ecclesiastes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12     
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    King James Bible - Ecclesiastes 11:2

    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.

    Douay-Rheims - Ecclesiastes 11:2

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

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Original Hebrew

    Basic
    ,serif" size=5> תן 5414 חלק 2506 לשׁבעה 7651 וגם 1571 לשׁמונה 8083 כי 3588 לא 3808 תדע 3045 מה 4100 יהיה 1961 רעה 7451 על 5921 הארץ׃ 776

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    Ne 8:10 Es 9:19,22 Ps 112:9 Lu 6:30-35 1Ti 6:18,19

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    Reparte a siete, y aun a ocho; porque no sabes el mal que vendrá sobre la tierra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ecclesiastes 11:2

    Verse 2. Give a portion to seven - Never cease giving while thou seest a person in
    distress, and hast wherewithal to relieve him.

    Thou knowest not what evil - Such may be the change of times, that thou mayest yet stand in need of similar help thyself. Do as thou wouldst be done by.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight , etc.] Or, a “part” f260 ; not the whole of a man’s substance, for he must have to support himself and his family; he that does not take care of that is worse than an infidel; a man may bestow all his goods on the poor, and not have charity; though no doubt there was true charity, or love, in the poor widow that threw in all her substance into the treasury, which was an extraordinary case, ( Timothy 5:8 1 Corinthians 13:2 Mark 12:44); but a man is to give of such things that he has, ordinarily, and not all that he has, ( Luke 11:41); he is to give according to his ability, and what he can spare from the service of himself and family; and this is to be distributed, and given in parts to the poor, according to their necessities; not all to one, but something to everyone, “to seven, and also to eight”: if seven persons apply, give them everyone a part; and, if an eighth person comes, send him not away empty; give to every one that asketh, ( Luke 6:30); compare with this phrase ( Micah 5:5); Some think this respects time, so Aben Ezra; that a man should give constantly and continually, should be daily giving, all the seven days of the week, and when the eighth day comes, or the week begins again, go on in the same course. The Targum is, “put a good part of seed in thy field in Tisri (the seventh month), and do not cease from sowing even in Casleu,” the eighth month; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth ; what calamities shall come upon it, which may sweep away all a man’s substance; it may be destroyed by fire, or washed away by a deluge of water, or plundered by an enemy; or, however, the day of death may quickly come, as it certainly shall, and then it will be no longer in a man’s power to do good with what he has. Moreover, the arguments which covetous men use against liberality, the wise man uses for it; they argue that bad times may come, and they may sustain great losses; or have a greater charge upon them, a growing family; or they may live to old age, and want it themselves: be it no, these are reasons why they should give liberally while they can; that when these things they fear shall come upon them, they may be relieved and supplied by others; for those that show mercy shall find mercy; and this is the way to make themselves friends in a time of need, and against it; (see Luke 16:9).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Exhortation to liberality. (Eccl. 11:1-6) An admonition to prepare for
    death, and to young persons to be religious. (Eccl. 11:7-10)

    Eccl. 11:1-6 Solomon presses the rich to do good to others. Giv freely, though it may seem thrown away and lost. Give to many. Excus not thyself with the good thou hast done, from the good thou has further to do. It is not lost, but well laid out. We have reason to expect evil, for we are born to trouble; it is wisdom to do good in the day of prosperity. Riches cannot profit us, if we do not benefi others. Every man must labour to be a blessing to that place where the providence of God casts him. Wherever we are, we may find good work to do, if we have but hearts to do it. If we magnify every littl difficulty, start objections, and fancy hardships, we shall never go on, much less go through with our work. Winds and clouds of tribulatio are, in God's hands, designed to try us. God's work shall agree with his word, whether we see it or not. And we may well trust God to provide for us, without our anxious, disquieting cares. Be not weary in well-doing, for in due season, in God's time, you shall reap, Gal. 6:9.

    Eccl. 11:7-10 Life is sweet to bad men, because they have their portio in this life; it is sweet to good men, because it is the time of preparation for a better; it is sweet to all. Here is a caution to think of death, even when life is most sweet. Solomon makes a effecting address to young persons. They would desire opportunity to pursue every pleasure. Then follow your desires, but be assured tha God will call you into judgment. How many give loose to every appetite and rush into every vicious pleasure! But God registers every one of their sinful thoughts and desires, their idle words and wicked words If they would avoid remorse and terror, if they would have hope an comfort on a dying bed, if they would escape misery here and hereafter let them remember the vanity of youthful pleasures. That Solomon mean to condemn the pleasures of sin is evident. His object is to draw the young to purer and more lasting joys. This is not the language of on grudging youthful pleasures, because he can no longer partake of them but of one who has, by a miracle of mercy, been brought back in safety He would persuade the young from trying a course whence so few return If the young would live a life of true happiness, if they would secur happiness hereafter, let them remember their Creator in the days of their youth __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    Basic,serif" size=5> תן 5414 חלק 2506 לשׁבעה 7651 וגם 1571 לשׁמונה 8083 כי 3588 לא 3808 תדע 3045 מה 4100 יהיה 1961 רעה 7451 על 5921 הארץ׃ 776


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