Proverbs 31:20
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King James Version
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Darby Bible Translation
She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

World English Bible
She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.

Young's Literal Translation
Her hand she hath spread forth to the poor, Yea, her hands she sent forth to the needy.

Proverbs 31:20 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

She...: Heb. She spreadeth

Geneva Study Bible

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.Proverbs 31:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Romans 12:13
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Ephesians 4:28
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Deuteronomy 15:11
For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Job 31:16
If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

Proverbs 22:9
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 31:19
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

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