He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.
This is an argument for charity of wonderful force. No pagan moralist could ever produce a motive for any social duty equal to this. It is sufficient to open the closest fist, and to enlarge the most selfish heart. Can we lose anything by lending it to the Lord? God will be sure to repay what is given to the poor at His command with great increase. The greatest usurer on earth cannot make so much of his money as the man that gives to the poor.
(George Lawson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.