New International Version
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is gracious to the poor lendeth unto Jehovah; and what he hath bestowed will he repay unto him.
World English Bible
He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is lending to Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him.
Proverbs 19:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lendeth unto the Lord - O what a word is this! God makes himself debtor for every thing that is given to the poor! Who would not advance much upon such credit? God will pay it again. And in no case has he ever forfeited his word.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that which he hath given
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward."
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them.
Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.
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