Psalm 112:9
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New International Version
They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.

New Living Translation
They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.

English Standard Version
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.

New American Standard Bible
He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

King James Bible
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He distributes freely to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted in honor.

International Standard Version
He gives generously to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.

NET Bible
He generously gives to the needy; his integrity endures. He will be vindicated and honored.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He disperses and he gives to the afflicted and his righteousness stands to the eternity of eternities and his trumpet will be lifted up in praise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He gives freely to poor people. His righteousness continues forever. His head is raised in honor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pe He has dispersed; he has given to the poor; Tzaddi his righteousness endures for ever; Koph his horn shall be exalted in glory.

King James 2000 Bible
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his strength shall be exalted with honor.

American King James Version
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

American Standard Version
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the needy; His righteousness endureth for ever: His horn shall be exalted with honor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Darby Bible Translation
He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.

English Revised Version
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the needy; his righteousness endureth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

World English Bible
He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath scattered -- hath given to the needy, His righteousness is standing for ever, His horn is exalted with honour.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

112:1-10 The blessedness of the righteous. - We have to praise the Lord that there are a people in the world, who fear him and serve him, and that they are a happy people; which is owing entirely to his grace. Their fear is not that which love casts out, but that which love brings in. It follows and flows from love. It is a fear to offend. This is both fear and trust. The heart touched by the Spirit of God, as the needle touched with the loadstone, turns direct and speedily to God, yet still with trembling, being filled with this holy fear. Blessings are laid up for the faithful and their children's children; and true riches are bestowed on them, with as much of this world's possessions as is profitable for them. In the darkest hours of affliction and trial, the light of hope and peace will spring up within them, and seasonable relief shall turn mourning into joy. From their Lord's example they learn to be kind and full of compassion, as well as just in all their dealings; they use discretion, that they may be liberal in that manner which appears most likely to do good. Envy and slander may for a time hide their true characters here, but they shall be had in everlasting remembrance. They need not fear evil tidings. A good man shall have a settled spirit. And it is the endeavour of true believers to keep their minds stayed upon God, and so to keep them calm and undisturbed; and God has promised them both cause to do so, and grace to do so. Trusting in the Lord is the best and surest way of establishing the heart. The heart of man cannot fix any where with satisfaction, but in the truth of God, and there it finds firm footing. And those whose hearts are established by faith, will patiently wait till they gain their point. Compare all this with the vexation of sinners. The happiness of the saints is the envy of the wicked. The desire of the wicked shall perish; their desire was wholly to the world and the flesh, therefore when these perish, their joy is gone. But the blessings of the gospel are spiritual and eternal, and are conferred upon the members of the Christian church, through Christ their Head, who is the Pattern of all righteousness, and the Giver of all grace.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor. There is no virtue in mere "dispersing," since spendthrifts" disperse" even more lavishly than virtuous men. The only laudable "dispersing" is that which has for its object the relief of distress, and which (it may be added) is wisely directed to that object. His righteousness endureth forever (see the comment on ver. 3). His horn shall be exalted with honor. The esteem of men, on the whole, follows upon goodness, and the righteous obtain more honor than others.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He hath dispersed,.... His money, as the Targum; scattered it here and there, as the sower scatters his seed; does not throw it all in one place, but some here and some there, and all with profusion and plenty. This denotes the bounty and liberality of the upright; and his wisdom and discretion in distributing his charity, and the numerous objects of it; see Proverbs 11:14.

He hath given to the poor; that stand in need of his charity, freely, cheerfully, and bountifully.

His righteousness endureth for ever; his liberality continues, he is not weary of well doing; he gives a portion to seven and to eight, and to as many and as often as there is a call and need for it; See Gill on Psalm 112:3.

His horn shall be exalted with honour; the reproach cast upon him shall be wiped off; he shall grow more prosperous, and become more honourable among men here on earth; and in the resurrection morning shall have the dominion over the wicked, and shall appear with Christ in glory, and be with him to all eternity.



Psalm 112:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Blessed is He who Fears the Lord
8His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. 9He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor. 10The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
Cross References
2 Corinthians 9:9
As it is written: "They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever."

1 Samuel 2:1
Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.

Psalm 37:21
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;

Psalm 75:10
who says, "I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up."

Psalm 89:17
For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.

Psalm 92:10
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.

Psalm 111:3
Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 148:14
And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 149:9
to carry out the sentence written against them-- this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the LORD.

Proverbs 21:26
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.

Ecclesiastes 11:2
Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.
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He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

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2 Corinthians 9:9 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: …

dispersed

Deuteronomy 15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command …

Proverbs 11:24,25 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds …

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he …

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days…

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Isaiah 58:7,10 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

Mark 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which …

Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one …

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had …

Acts 4:35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made …

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support …

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

2 Corinthians 9:10-15 Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for your …

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, …

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices …

James 2:15,16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food…

1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

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Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.

Deuteronomy 24:13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes …

Matthew 6:4 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret …

Luke 14:12-14 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or …

Luke 16:9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, …

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Psalm 75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of …

Psalm 92:10 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall …

1 Samuel 2:1,30 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn …

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