New American Standard Bible
What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
King James Bible
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
Darby Bible Translation
The charm of a man is his kindness; and a poor man is better than a liar.
World English Bible
That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.
Young's Literal Translation
The desirableness of a man is his kindness, And better is the poor than a liar.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "liar" is probably the man, who makes false excuses for not giving, and so is inferior to the poor man, whose "desire," the wish to do good, is taken, in the absence of means to carry it into effect, for the act of kindness itself.
LibraryHow the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some …
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