New International Version
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
King James Bible
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Darby Bible Translation
It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.
World English Bible
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He will maintain his cause in judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
Good is the man -- gracious and lending, He sustaineth his matters in judgment.
Psalm 112:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There ariseth light in the darkness - The upright are always happy; and when tribulations come, God lifts up the light of his countenance upon him, and causes all occurences to work together for his good.
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous - He enjoys the favor of God; that grace makes him compassionate; and in the general tenor of his conduct he is righteous. From these principles he shows favor (Psalm 112:5) to him that needs it; that is, to the real poor he gives of his substance; and others he obliges by lending, they not being utterly in want, but standing in need only of a little present help. But he takes heed to whom he gives and to whom he lends; that in the first case his bounty may be well applied, and in the second he may not oblige the person who only seeks, under the notion of a loan, to appropriate the money borrowed. To prevent evils of this kind he acts prudently, and guides his affairs with discretion, Psalm 112:5.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
discretion. Heb. judgement
LibraryLetter viii (Circa A. D. 1130) to Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor
To Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor He praises Gilbert, who practised poverty in the station of Bishop. The report of your conduct has spread far and wide, and has given to those whom it has reached an odour of great sweetness. The love of riches is extinct; what sweetness results! charity reigns; what a delight to all! All recognise you for a truly wise man, who has trodden under foot the great enemy with true wisdom; and this is most worthy of your name and of your priesthood. It was …
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
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