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Psalms 112:3

    Psalms 112:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wealth and riches are in his house; And his righteousness endureth for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A store of wealth will be in his house, and his righteousness will be for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Wealth and riches are in his house; And his righteousness endureth for ever.

    World English Bible

    Wealth and riches are in his house. His righteousness endures forever.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wealth and riches are in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 112:3

    Wealth and riches shall be in his house - This is often the case: a godly man must save both time and money. Before he was converted he lost much time, and squandered his money. All this he now saves, and therefore wealth and riches must be in his house; and if he do not distribute to the necessities of the poor, they will continue to accumulate till they be his curse; or God will, by his providence, sweep them away. Both צדקה tsedakah and δικαιοσυνη are often used to signify, not only justice and righteousness, but also beneficence and almsgiving; and this is most probably the meaning here. See Psalm 112:9.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 112:3

    Wealth and riches shall be in his house - The Septuagint and the Vulgate render this, "glory and riches shall be in his house." The word, however, properly means riches or wealth, and the two terms are used apparently to convey the idea that wealth or property in "varied forms" would be in his house; that is, not merely gold and silver, but all that was understood to constitute wealth - variety of garments, articles of furniture, etc. This promise is of the same nature as that of the previous verse. It pertains to a general truth in regard to the influence of religion in promoting prosperity. Compare the notes at 1 Timothy 4:8.

    And his righteousness endureth for ever - That is, The effects of it shall be transmitted from age to age in the prosperity, the respectability, the wealth, the happiness of his descendants. It travels on from age to age, and blesses distant generations.