English Standard Version
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
King James Bible
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
American Standard Version
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again.
He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.
English Revised Version
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD, and his good deed will he pay him again.
Webster's Bible Translation
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth to the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Proverbs 19:17 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
11 The discretion of a man maketh him long-suffering,
And it is a glory for him to be forbearing toward transgression.
The Syr., Targum, Aquila, and Theodotion translate האריך אפו by μακροθυμία, and thus read האריך; but Rashi, Kimchi, and others remark that האריך is here only another vocalization for האריך, which is impossible. The Venet. also translates: Νοῦς ἀνθρώπου μηκυνεῖ τὸν θυμὸν ἑαυτοῦ; the correct word would be αὐτοῦ: the discretion (intellectus or intelligentia; vid., regarding שׂכל, Proverbs 3:4) of a man extends his anger, i.e., brings it about that it continues long before it breaks out (vid., Proverbs 14:29). One does not stumble at the perf. in view of Proverbs 19:7, Proverbs 18:8; Proverbs 16:26, and the like; in the proverbial style the fut. or the particip. is more common. In the synonymous parallel member, תפארתּו points to man as such: it is an honour to him to pass by a transgression (particularly that which affects himself), to let it go aside, i.e., to forbear revenge or punishment (cf. Arab. tjâwz 'aly); thus also the divine πάρεσις (Romans 3:25) is designated by Micah 7:18; and in Amos 7:8; Amos 8:2, עבד stands absol. for the divine remission or passing by, i.e., unavenging of sin.
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that which he hath given
And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward."
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'
give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you."
2 Corinthians 9:6
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.
"If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,
but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.
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