Psalm 112:5
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New International Version
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.

King James Bible
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Darby Bible Translation
It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.

World English Bible
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He will maintain his cause in judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
Good is the man -- gracious and lending, He sustaineth his matters in judgment.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There ariseth light in the darkness - The upright are always happy; and when tribulations come, God lifts up the light of his countenance upon him, and causes all occurences to work together for his good.

He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous - He enjoys the favor of God; that grace makes him compassionate; and in the general tenor of his conduct he is righteous. From these principles he shows favor (Psalm 112:5) to him that needs it; that is, to the real poor he gives of his substance; and others he obliges by lending, they not being utterly in want, but standing in need only of a little present help. But he takes heed to whom he gives and to whom he lends; that in the first case his bounty may be well applied, and in the second he may not oblige the person who only seeks, under the notion of a loan, to appropriate the money borrowed. To prevent evils of this kind he acts prudently, and guides his affairs with discretion, Psalm 112:5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

good

Proverbs 2:20 That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor; and he was a good man, and a just:

Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added to the Lord.

Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

sheweth

Psalm 37:25,26 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread...

Deuteronomy 15:7-10 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail...

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...

he will

Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Proverbs 22:26,27 Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts...

Proverbs 24:27,30-34 Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house...

Proverbs 27:23-27 Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds...

John 6:12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

discretion. Heb. judgement

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Library
Letter viii (Circa A. D. 1130) to Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor
To Gilbert, Bishop of London, Universal Doctor He praises Gilbert, who practised poverty in the station of Bishop. The report of your conduct has spread far and wide, and has given to those whom it has reached an odour of great sweetness. The love of riches is extinct; what sweetness results! charity reigns; what a delight to all! All recognise you for a truly wise man, who has trodden under foot the great enemy with true wisdom; and this is most worthy of your name and of your priesthood. It was
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
Isaiah xxvi. 3.--"Thou shall keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." Christ hath left us his peace, as the great and comprehensive legacy, "My peace I leave you," John xiv. 27. And this was not peace in the world that he enjoyed; you know what his life was, a continual warfare; but a peace above the world, that passeth understanding. "In the world you shall have trouble, but in me you shall have peace," saith Christ,--a peace that shall make trouble
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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