New International Version
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.
King James Bible
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.
World English Bible
One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwo Coverings and Two Consequences
A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
"And There is None that Calleth Upon Thy Name, that Stirreth up Himself to Take Hold on Thee,"
God's Law Immutable
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.
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