New Living Translation
They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.
King James Bible
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
Darby Bible Translation
He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.
World English Bible
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath scattered -- hath given to the needy, His righteousness is standing for ever, His horn is exalted with honour.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
112:9 Dispersed - His goods, freely and liberally. Righteousness - His liberality, or the reward of it. Ever - What he gives is not lost, but indeed is the only part of his estate, which will abide with him to all eternity.
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
2 Corinthians 9:9
As the Scriptures say, "They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever."
1 Samuel 2:1
Then Hannah prayed: "My heart rejoices in the LORD! The LORD has made me strong. Now I have an answer for my enemies; I rejoice because you rescued me.
The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.
For God says, "I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly."
You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong.
But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You have anointed me with the finest oil.
Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.
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