New Living Translation
Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.
King James Bible
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Darby Bible Translation
It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.
World English Bible
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He will maintain his cause in judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
Good is the man -- gracious and lending, He sustaineth his matters in judgment.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
112:5 Lendeth - Gives freely to some, and lends to others according to the variety of their conditions. Affairs - His domestick affairs. Discretion - Not getting his estate unjustly, nor casting it away prodigally, nor yet withholding it from such as need it.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!
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