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Proverbs 31:20

    Proverbs 31:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Her hands are stretched out to the poor; yes, she is open-handed to those who are in need.

    Webster's Revision

    She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

    World English Bible

    She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She spreadeth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

    Definitions for Proverbs 31:20

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:20

    She stretcheth out her hand to the poor -

    11. She is truly charitable. She knows that in every portion of a man's gain God requires a lot for the poor; and if this is not given, God's blessing is not in the rest. And she is not contented to give common alms. While with one hand (יד yad) she relieves the general poor, with both hands (ידיה yadeyha) she gives to the needy, לעני leaney, to the afflicted poor.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:20

    The industry is not selfish, but bears the fruit of an open-handed charity.