New Living Translation
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.
King James Bible
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.
World English Bible
One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
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Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.
If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!
When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding. When the wicked meet disaster, the godly flourish.
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