New Living Translation
Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.
King James Bible
But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, in that which he lacketh.
World English Bible
but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need [in that] which he wants.
Young's Literal Translation
for thou dost certainly open thy hand to him, and dost certainly lend him sufficient for his lack which he lacketh.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:8 Open thine hand wide - That is, deal bountifully and liberally with him.
Give to those who ask, and don't turn away from those who want to borrow.
And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.
Their only suggestion was that we keep on helping the poor, which I have always been eager to do.
The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!
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