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New International Version
As it is written: "They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever."
New Living Translation
As the Scriptures say, "They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever."
English Standard Version
As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
Berean Study Bible
As it is written: "He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor; His righteousness endures forever."
Berean Literal Bible
As it has been written: "He has scattered abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness abides to the age."
New American Standard Bible
as it is written, "HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."
King James Bible
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
As it is written: He scattered; He gave to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.
International Standard Version
As it is written, "He scatters everywhere and gives to the poor; his righteousness lasts forever."
Just as it is written, "He has scattered widely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains forever."
New Heart English Bible
As it is written, "He has scattered, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever."
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
According to what is written: “He has dispersed and he has given to the poor, and his righteousness stands for eternity.”
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Scripture says, "The righteous person gives freely to the poor. His righteousness continues forever."
New American Standard 1977
as it is written,
“HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR,
HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ABIDES FOREVER.”
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
9:6-15 Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other good works, should be done with thought and design. Due thought, as to our circumstances, and those we are about to relieve, will direct our gifts for charitable uses. Help should be given freely, be it more or less; not grudgingly, but cheerfully. While some scatter, and yet increase; others withhold more than is meet, and it tends to poverty. If we had more faith and love, we should waste less on ourselves, and sow more in hope of a plentiful increase. Can a man lose by doing that with which God is pleased? He is able to make all grace abound towards us, and to abound in us; to give a large increase of spiritual and of temporal good things. He can make us to have enough in all things; and to be content with what we have. God gives not only enough for ourselves, but that also wherewith we may supply the wants of others, and this should be as seed to be sown. We must show the reality of our subjection to the gospel, by works of charity. This will be for the credit of our profession, and to the praise and glory of God. Let us endeavour to copy the example of Christ, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive. Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of his grace, whereby he enables and inclines some of his people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of his love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds.
Study BibleGod Loves a Cheerful Giver
…8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9As it is written: “He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” 10Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your store of seed and will increase the harvest of your righteousness.…
He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
2 Corinthians 9:10
Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your store of seed and will increase the harvest of your righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture
(As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains for ever.
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