New Living Translation
Give to those who ask, and don't turn away from those who want to borrow.
King James Bible
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Darby Bible Translation
To him that asks of thee give, and from him that desires to borrow of thee turn not away.
World English Bible
Give to him who asks you, and don't turn away him who desires to borrow from you.
Young's Literal Translation
to him who is asking of thee be giving, and him who is willing to borrow from thee thou mayest not turn away.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:42 Thus much for your behaviour toward the violent. As for those who use milder methods, Give to him that asketh thee - Give and lend to any so far, (but no further, for God never contradicts himself) as is consistent with thy engagements to thy creditors, thy family, and the household of faith. Luke 6:30.
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
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"But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.
Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!
But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.
If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.
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.
1 Timothy 6:18
Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.
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