New Living Translation
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.
King James Bible
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Darby Bible Translation
Honour Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase;
World English Bible
Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase:
Young's Literal Translation
Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;
Proverbs 3:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 Substance - Lay out thy estate not to please thyself, but to glorify God. First - fruits - Or, with the chief or best; which answers to the first - fruits under the law.
LibraryLet Then the Saints Hear from Holy Scripture the Precepts of Patience...
11. Let then the Saints hear from holy Scripture the precepts of patience: "My son, when thou comest to the service of God, stand thou in righteousness and fear, and prepare thy soul for temptation: bring thine heart low, and bear up; that in the last end thy life may increase. All that shall come upon thee receive thou, and in pain bear up, and in thy humility have patience. For in the fire gold and silver is proved, but acceptable men in the furnace  of humiliation."  And in another …
St. Augustine—On Patience
Christ Teaching Liberality
Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
"You must not hold anything back when you give me offerings from your crops and your wine. "You must give me your firstborn sons.
"As you harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.
put some of the first produce from each crop you harvest into a basket and bring it to the designated place of worship--the place the LORD your God chooses for his name to be honored.
2 Chronicles 31:21
In all that he did in the service of the Temple of God and in his efforts to follow God's laws and commands, Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly. As a result, he was very successful.
May our barns be filled with crops of every kind. May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands, even tens of thousands,
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
You have not brought me sheep or goats for burnt offerings. You have not honored me with sacrifices, though I have not burdened and wearied you with requests for grain offerings and frankincense.
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