2 Corinthians 9:9
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.

Christian Standard Bible
As it is written: He distributed freely; he gave to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.

Contemporary English Version
The Scriptures say, "God freely gives his gifts to the poor, and always does right."

Good News Translation
As the scripture says, "He gives generously to the needy; his kindness lasts forever."

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."

NET Bible
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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
(As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever.

American King James Version
(As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains for ever.

American Standard Version
as it is written, He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the poor; His righteousness abideth for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As it is written: He hath dispersed abroad, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
according as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever.

English Revised Version
as it is written, He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the poor; His righteousness abideth for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
(As it is written, He hath dispersed; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

Weymouth New Testament
As it is written, "He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor, his almsgiving remains for ever."

World English Bible
As it is written, "He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor. His righteousness remains forever."

Young's Literal Translation
(according as it hath been written, 'He dispersed abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness doth remain to the age,')
Study Bible
God 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.…
Cross References
Psalm 112:9
He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be lifted high 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.

He hath dispersed.

Psalm 112:9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

his.

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

Proverbs 8:18
Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

Proverbs 21:21
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.







Lexicon
As
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

it is written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

“He has scattered abroad
Ἐσκόρπισεν (Eskorpisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4650: Apparently from the same as skorpios; to dissipate, i.e. put to flight, waste, be liberal.

His gifts
ἔδωκεν (edōken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

poor;
πένησιν (penēsin)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3993: One who works for his living; a laborer, poor man. From a primary peno; starving, i.e. Indigent.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

righteousness
δικαιοσύνη (dikaiosynē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

endures
μένει (menei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

forever.”
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.
(9) As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad.--The words are quoted from the LXX. version of Psalm 112:9. At first it might almost seem as if they were quoted in a different sense from the original, and applied, not to the giver of alms, but to God as the giver of all good, dispersing His bounty and showing His righteousness. There are, however, sufficient grounds for taking them in their true meaning here also. "The good man gives to the poor," the Psalmist had said; "but he is not impoverished by his gifts. His righteousness" (the word is used as it perhaps is in the better text in Matthew 6:1--but see Note there--in the sense of alms-giving) "continues still and for ever." He can, i.e., go on giving from a constantly replenished store. That this is the meaning is shown by 2Corinthians 9:3 of the Psalm: "Wealth and riches shall be in his house, and his righteousness endureth for ever:" the latter clause corresponding to the former, according to the laws of parallelism in Hebrew poetry.

Verse 9. - As it is written. The quotation is from the LXX. in Psalm 112:9. He hath dispersed abroad. He has been a large and generous giver. The poor. The word here used is penes, which does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament. It means moderato and honourable poverty, whereas in classical Greek ptocheia implies disreputable pauperism and mendicancy (comp. 2 Corinthians 8:9). His righteousness. Meaning here his good deeds. The word is often rendered "pity" by the LXX. (eleemosune, from which word comes our "alms"), and this word occurs as a synonymous reading in Matthew 6:1. Remaineth forever. Because -

"Good deeds never die.
They with the sun and moon renew their light,
Forever blessing him that looks on them."
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.
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