Proverbs 3:28
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English Standard Version
Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

King James Bible
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

American Standard Version
Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give; When thou hast it by thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and to morrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present.

English Revised Version
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Say not to thy neighbor, Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

From this eminence, in which the work of creation presents wisdom, exhortations are now deduced, since the writer always expresses himself only with an ethical intention regarding the nature of wisdom:

21 My son, may they not depart from thine eyes -

     Preserve thoughtfulness and consideration,

22 And they will be life to thy soul

     And grace to thy neck.

If we make the synonyms of wisdom which are in 21b the subject per prolepsin to אל־ילזוּ (Hitzig and Zckler), then Proverbs 3:19-20 and Proverbs 3:21-22 clash. The subjects are wisdom, understanding, knowledge, which belong to God, and shall from His become the possession of those who make them their aim. Regarding לוּז, obliquari, deflectere, see under Proverbs 2:15, cf. Proverbs 4:21; regarding תּשׁיּה (here defective after the Masora, as rightly in Vened. 1515, 1521, and Nissel, 1662), see at Proverbs 2:7; ילזוּ for תּלזנה, see at Proverbs 3:2. The lxx (cf. Hebrews 2:1) translate without distinctness of reference: υἱὲ μὴ παραῤῥυῂς (παραρυῇς), let it now flow past, i.e., let it not be unobserved, hold it always before thee; the Targ. with the Syr. render לא נזּל, ne vilescat, as if the words were אל־יזוּלוּ. In 22a the synallage generis is continued: ויהיוּ for ותהיינה. Regarding גּרגּרת, see at Proverbs 1:9. By wisdom the soul gains life, divinely true and blessed, and the external appearance of the man grace, which makes him pleasing and gains for him affection.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

Leviticus 19:13 You shall not defraud your neighbor, neither rob him...

Deuteronomy 24:12-15 And if the man be poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your hand: for you know not whether shall prosper, either this or that...

2 Corinthians 8:11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will...

2 Corinthians 9:3 Yet have I sent the brothers, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you may be ready:

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Cross References
Leviticus 19:13
"You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

Deuteronomy 24:15
You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the LORD, and you be guilty of sin.

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