Proverbs 19:17

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that hath pity vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lord; and that which he hath giuen, will he pay him againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 19:17

  • Sailasa Cakau for verse 17
    Thanks very much for highlighting this verse it gave me power and strength to continue what I have been doing before.
  • Jeremiah for verse 17
    He that gives to the poor does it for Godís sake, and Jehovah whom he respects, will reward him.

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