Proverbs 19:17
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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Keil 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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Proverbs 14:21 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 28:8,27 He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor...

2 Samuel 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days.


Proverbs 11:24,25 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty...

Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

Deuteronomy 15:7-14 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Matthew 10:41,42 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward...

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully...

Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

that which he hath given

Cross References
Matthew 10:42
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."

Matthew 25:40
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.'

Luke 6:38
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.

Hebrews 6:10
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.

Deuteronomy 15:7
"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,

Deuteronomy 15:8
but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

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