Deuteronomy 16:17

“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euery man shall giue as hee is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God, which he hath giuen thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God which he hath given thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every man is to give as he is able, in the measure of the blessing which the Lord your God has given you.
- Basic English Bible

each [shall give] according to that which is in his power to give, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God which he hath given thee.
- Darby Bible

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
- Webster's Bible

every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which he has given you.
- World English Bible

each according to the gift of his hand, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God, which He hath given to thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which He hath given thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 16:17


16:17 Thou shalt rejoice - In God and the effects of his favour, praising him with a glad heart.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 16:17

  • Jaclyn patterson for verse 17
    I have always believed that one is only able to give as he is able. If a rich man gives 10 and a poor man gives 10 that would not be fair . As we cannot gauge our giving according to 10 . My 10 could mean that I am not able to feed or put a roof over my child 's head. So I know that God being a fair judge would not expect me to give 10 only what I am able. There is another scripture pertaining to that of which I have found but cannot. Should you have it I would appreciate that. I also believe that all your giving does not have to be to the church which spends and wastes money , such as trips , hugh pianos etc. I know the churches need some donation for cost of heat hydr etc but have gone away beyond what God wants them to do. I do not believe they need the quantity of paid staff and ministers such as they have. Years ago people donated their time and did not have for example paid youth leader. That was better in many ways such as the youth leader who donated his time would grow in the lord etc. etc. Also the money went for taxes years ago and the church has this given 10 worked to the limit of getting money from the people some I am sure do not even have it in their budget to give and makes people feel guilty if they do not. I believe that giving of ones self and even people that you know is including in the site of God to be one 's giving. There is greater reading pertaining to giving in the old testament which do not mean bring all your money to the church

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