New International Version
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
King James Bible
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is gracious and giveth:
World English Bible
The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked borroweth - Is often reduced to penury, and is obliged to become debtor to those whom he before despised.
And payeth not again - May refuse to do it, because he is a wicked man; or be unable to do it, because he is reduced to beggary.
But the righteous showeth mercy - Because he has received mercy from God, therefore he shows mercy to men. And even to his enemies he showeth mercy, and giveth; his heart being disposed to it by the influence of Divine grace and his hand being enabled to do it by the blessing of God's providence.
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They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.
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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