Proverbs 21:26
New International Version
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.

New Living Translation
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

English Standard Version
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Berean Study Bible
All day long he covets more, but the righteous give without restraint.

New American Standard Bible
All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back.

New King James Version
He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.

King James Bible
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Christian Standard Bible
He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don't hold back.

Contemporary English Version
But people who obey God are always generous.

Good News Translation
all they do is think about what they would like to have. The righteous, however, can give, and give generously.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don't hold back.

International Standard Version
All day long he continues to crave, while the righteous person gives without holding back.

NET Bible
All day long he craves greedily, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

New Heart English Bible
There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and do not withhold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He desires lust all day long; the righteous gives and does not spare.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All day long he feels greedy, but a righteous person gives and does not hold back.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; But the righteous giveth and spareth not.

New American Standard 1977
All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back.

King James 2000 Bible
He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.

American King James Version
He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.

American Standard Version
There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; But the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An ungodly man entertains evil desires all the day: but the righteous is unsparingly merciful and compassionate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He longeth and desireth all the day : but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.

Darby Bible Translation
He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

English Revised Version
There is that coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

Webster's Bible Translation
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

World English Bible
There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.

Young's Literal Translation
All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
Study Bible
The King's Heart
25The craving of the slacker kills him because his hands refuse to work. 26All day long he covets more, but the righteous give without restraint. 27The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—how much more so when brought with ill intent!…
Cross References
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Ephesians 4:28
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.

2 Samuel 17:29
honey, curds, sheep, and cheese from the herd for David and his people to eat. For they said, "The people have become hungry, exhausted, and thirsty in the wilderness."

Psalm 37:26
They are ever generous and quick to lend, and their children are a blessing.

Psalm 112:5
It is well with the man who is generous and lends freely, whose affairs are guided by justice.

Psalm 112:9
He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be lifted high in honor.

Treasury of Scripture

He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.

coveteth

Acts 20:33-35
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel…

1 Thessalonians 2:5-9
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: …

the righteous

Psalm 37:26
He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

Psalm 112:9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Luke 6:30-36
Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again…









Lexicon
All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

day long
הַ֭יּוֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

he covets
הִתְאַוָּ֣ה (hiṯ·’aw·wāh)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 183: To incline, desire

more,
תַאֲוָ֑ה (ṯa·’ă·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8378: A longing, a delight

but the righteous
וְצַדִּ֥יק (wə·ṣad·dîq)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

give
יִ֝תֵּ֗ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

without
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

restraint.
יַחְשֹֽׂךְ׃ (yaḥ·śōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2820: To restrain, refrain, to refuse, spare, preserve, to observe
(26) He coveteth greedily all the day long, that he may "consume it on his lusts" (James 4:3), while the righteous (Proverbs 21:21) gives to all who need, remembering that he is a steward (Luke 16:9), not an owner, and that blessing will attend upon him for so doing (Acts 20:35).

Verse 26. - St. Jerome and many commentators connect this verse with the preceding, considering the two to form a tetrastich, thus: The desire of the slothful... he coveteth greedily all the day long, but the righteous giveth and spareth not. But in this division of our book there are only pure distichs; and, as Delitzsch observes, to make the contrast, one requires in the first hemistich an expression like, "and hath nothing" (Proverbs 13:4; comp. Proverbs 20:4). So it is correct to consider this distich independent, and to translate, There is that (or one) desireth greedily always, but the righteous giveth and withholdeth not. There are claims made on all sides, demands for help, importunate prayers, such as one would think no man could satisfy; but the righteous has means enough and to spare, he is generous and charitable, he is industrious, and uses his stewardship well (Luke 16:9), and so arranges his expenditure that he has to give to him that needeth (Ephesians 4:28). Septuagint, "An ungodly man devises evil devices all the day long, but the righteous pitieth and showeth compassion unsparingly."
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