Proverbs 21:26
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New International Version
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.

King James Bible
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Darby Bible Translation
He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

World English Bible
There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.

Young's Literal Translation
All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The desire of the slothful killeth him - He desires to eat, drink, and be clothed: but as he does not labor, hence he dies with this desire in his heart, envying those who possess plenty through their labor and industry. Hence he is said to covet greedily all the day long, Proverbs 21:26, while the righteous, who has been laborious and diligent, has enough to eat, and some to spare.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel...

1 Thessalonians 2:5-9 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness...

the righteous

Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Luke 6:30-36 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again...

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

2 Corinthians 8:7-9 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us...

2 Corinthians 9:9-14 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains for ever...

Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

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
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Ephesians 4:28
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

2 Samuel 17:29
honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows' milk for David and his people to eat. For they said, "The people have become exhausted and hungry and thirsty in the wilderness."

Psalm 37:26
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Psalm 112:5
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

Psalm 112:9
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.

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