New International Version
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
King James Bible
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Darby Bible Translation
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it.
World English Bible
Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Young's Literal Translation
Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand is toward God to do it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due - מבעליו mibbealaiv, from the lords of it. But who are they? The poor. And what art thou, O rich man? Why, thou art a steward, to whom God has given substance that thou mayest divide with the poor. They are the right owners of every farthing thou hast to spare from thy own support, and that of thy family; and God has given the surplus for their sakes. Dost thou, by hoarding up this treasure, deprive the right owners of their property? If this were a civil case, the law would take thee by the throat, and lay thee up in prison; but it is a case in which God alone judges. And what will he do to thee? Hear! "He shall have judgment without mercy, who hath showed no mercy;" James 2:13. Read, feel, tremble, and act justly.
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Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.
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