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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • BSP
    Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning.
  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion

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