New International Version
Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.
King James Bible
But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, [in that] which he lacketh.
World English Bible
but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need [in that] which he wants.
Young's Literal Translation
for thou dost certainly open thy hand to him, and dost certainly lend him sufficient for his lack which he lacketh.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt open thine hand wide - Thy benevolence shall be in proportion to his distress and poverty, and thy ability. Thou shalt have no other rule to regulate thy charity by.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Twenty-four homilies on miscellaneous subjects, published under St. Basil's name, are generally accepted as genuine. They are conveniently classified as (i) Dogmatic and Exegetic, (ii) Moral, and (iii) Panegyric. To Class (i) will be referred III. In Illud, Attende tibi ipsi. VI. In Illud, Destruam horrea, etc. IX. In Illud, Quod Deus non est auctor malorum. XII. In principium Proverbiorum. XV. De Fide. XVI. In Illud, In principio erat Verbum. XXIV. Contra Sabellianos et Arium et Anomoeos. …
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Secondly, for Thy Words.
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
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