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Proverbs 3:9

    Proverbs 3:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give honour to the Lord with your wealth, and with the first-fruits of all your increase:

    Webster's Revision

    Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:

    World English Bible

    Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:9

    Honor the Lord with thy substance - The מנחה Minchah or gratitude-offering to God, commanded under the law, is of endless obligation. It would be well to give a portion of the produce of every article by which we get our support to God, or to the poor, the representatives of Christ. This might be done either in kind, or by the worth in money. Whatever God sends us in the way of secular prosperity, there is a portion of it always for the poor, and for God's cause. When that portion is thus disposed of, the rest is sanctified; when it is withheld, God's curse is upon the whole. Give to the poor, and God will give to thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:9

    "Substance" points to capital, "increase" to revenue. The Septuagint as if to guard against ill-gotten gains being offered as an atonement for the ill-getting, inserts the quaifying words, "honor the Lord from thy righteous labors."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 3:9

    3:9 Substance - Lay out thy estate not to please thyself, but to glorify God. First - fruits - Or, with the chief or best; which answers to the first - fruits under the law.