New International Version
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
King James Bible
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Darby Bible Translation
She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
World English Bible
She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.
Young's Literal Translation
Her hand she hath spread forth to the poor, Yea, her hands she sent forth to the needy.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor -
11. She is truly charitable. She knows that in every portion of a man's gain God requires a lot for the poor; and if this is not given, God's blessing is not in the rest. And she is not contented to give common alms. While with one hand (יד yad) she relieves the general poor, with both hands (ידיה yadeyha) she gives to the needy, לעני leaney, to the afflicted poor.
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A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
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.
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
"If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
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