Proverbs 19:17

“Hee that hath pity vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lord; and that which he hath giuen, will he pay him againe.”

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Other Translations

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

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

He that is gracious to the poor lendeth unto Jehovah; and what he hath bestowed will he repay unto him.
- Darby Bible

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth to the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
- Webster's Bible

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

Whoso is lending [to] Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that is gracious unto the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and his good deed will He repay unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Dianne
    This chapter teaches about spoiling children, the outcome. We must train them right so they will be kind, peaceful, humble, and righteous. If they stray away, they will return to their training.
  • R.L.Jackson
    I personally love our sister Wisdom because she gets to the heart. Of the matter and if one can't feel or understand that she's showing the fate of the wicked and the upright one needs to pray for knowledge.
  • Andrea
    This chapter is powerful to a new beginner christian who needs confirmation. These bible verses are food for my soul and I am exceedly overjoyed and excited to know that we serve an awesome God
  • Ionie Carter
    This teach me how the Lord is very much about lies. Be honest I lie to get attention. But reading proverb teaches me a lot.
  • Stop listening to teachings that lead you away from godly counsel. Search the Scriptures to obtain spiritual discernment and cleanse yourself. Then find and share joy, peace and kindness
  • NKG
    This is purely a step-by-step guidelines to a most fulfilling life and destiny.

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