Psalm 37:21
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

borroweth

Deuteronomy 28:12,43,44 The LORD shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in his season...

2 Kings 4:1-5 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead...

Nehemiah 5:1-5 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews...

Proverbs 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

righteous

Psalm 112:5,9 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion...

Deuteronomy 15:9-11 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand...

Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail...

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Isaiah 58:7-10 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again.

Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers which dwelled in Judaea:

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Library
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Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
"Fret not thyself in any wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8). A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way, but they touched God's work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless. Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone. If we wholly trust an interest to God we can keep our hands off it, and He will guard it
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Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I into God's own heart and mind My heart and mind deliver, What evil seems, a gain I find, E'en death is life for ever. I am His son, Who spread the throne Of heaven high above me. Tho' I bend low Beneath His blow, Yet still His heart doth love me. He ne'er can prove untrue to me, My Father aye must love me, And tho' He cast me in the sea, He only thus would prove me; In what He good Doth count, He would My heart establish ever. And if I stand, His mighty hand Will raise me, and deliver. Vain had
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Biographical Sketch.
Paul Gerhardt was born in Graefenhainichen in Electoral Saxony, where his father, Christian Gerhardt, was Burgomaster. There is some doubt as to the precise year of his birth, owing to the destruction of the church books when the place was burnt by the Swedes on the 16th of April, 1637. According to some, the event took place in the year 1606; according to others, in 1607. The probability is in favour of the former date, for General Superintendent Goltlob Stolze, of Luebben,[1] says that he died,
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Cross References
Psalm 37:26
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Psalm 112:5
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

Psalm 112:9
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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