Proverbs 31:20
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New American Standard Bible
She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

King James Bible
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Darby Bible Translation
She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

World English Bible
She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.

Young's Literal Translation
Her hand she hath spread forth to the poor, Yea, her hands she sent forth to the needy.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The industry is not selfish, but bears the fruit of an open-handed charity.

Proverbs 31:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Romans 12:13
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

Ephesians 4:28
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

Deuteronomy 15:11
"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'

Job 31:16
"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

Proverbs 22:9
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Proverbs 31:19
She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.

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