Psalm 37:21 {36:21}
Good News Translation
The wicked borrow and never pay back, but good people are generous with their gifts.

Contemporary English Version
An evil person borrows and never pays back; a good person is generous and never stops giving.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.

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Deuteronomy 28:12,43,44 The Lord will open his excellent treasure, the heaven, that it may give rain in due season: and he will bless all the works of thy hands. And thou shalt lend to many nations, and shalt not borrow of any one. . . .

2 Kings 4:1-5 Now a certain woman of the wives of the prophets, cried to Eliseus, saying: Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant was one that feared God, and behold the creditor is come to take away my two sons to serve him. . . .

Nehemiah 5:1-5 Now there was a great cry of the people, and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. . . .

Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor: and the borrower is servant to him that lendeth.

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Psalm 112:5,9 Acceptable is the man that sheweth mercy and lendeth: he shall order his words with judgment: . . .

Deuteronomy 15:9-11 Beware lest perhaps a wicked thought steal in upon thee, and thou say in thy heart: The seventh year of remission draweth nigh; and thou turn away thy eyes from thy poor brother, denying to lend him that which he asketh: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it become a sin unto thee. . . .

Job 31:16-20 If I have denied to the poor what they desired, and have made the eyes of the widow wait: . . .

Isaiah 32:8 But the prince will devise such things as are worthy of a prince, and he shall stand above the rulers.

Isaiah 58:7-10 Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh. . . .

Luke 6:30 Give to every one that asketh thee: and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.

Acts 11:29 And the disciples, every man according to his ability, purposed to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea.

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring you ought to support the weak and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor for your sakes: that through his poverty you might be rich.

2 Corinthians 9:6 Now this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly: and he who soweth in blessings shall also reap blessings.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered and do minister to the saints.

Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.

Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
20Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke. 21The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just sheweth mercy and shall give.22For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:26
He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing.

Psalm 112:5
Acceptable is the man that sheweth mercy and lendeth: he shall order his words with judgment:

Psalm 112:9
He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Additional Translations
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous are gracious and giving.The wicked borrows, and pays not again: but the righteous shows mercy, and gives.

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

The sinner borrows, and will not pay again: but the righteous has compassion, and gives.

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is gracious and giveth:

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.

The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously.

The wicked is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving.
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