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Proverbs 19:17

    Proverbs 19:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward.

    Webster's Revision

    He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again.

    World English Bible

    He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD, and his good deed will he pay him again.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 19:17

    Lendeth unto the Lord - O what a word is this! God makes himself debtor for every thing that is given to the poor! Who would not advance much upon such credit? God will pay it again. And in no case has he ever forfeited his word.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 19:17

    Note the original greatness of the thought. We give to the poor. Have we lost our gift? No, what we gave, we have lent to One who will repay with usury. Compare the yet nobler truth of our Lord's teaching Matthew 25:40.