Proverbs 3:9
New International Version
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;

New Living Translation
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.

English Standard Version
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Berean Study Bible
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your harvest;

New American Standard Bible
Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;

King James Bible
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Christian Standard Bible
Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;

Contemporary English Version
Honor the LORD by giving him your money and the first part of all your crops.

Good News Translation
Honor the LORD by making him an offering from the best of all that your land produces.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;

International Standard Version
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first of all your produce,

NET Bible
Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops;

New Heart English Bible
Honor the LORD with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Honor Lord Jehovah from your possessions and from the best of all your increase

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first and best part of all your income.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Honour the LORD with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase;

New American Standard 1977
Honor the LORD from your wealth, And from the first of all your produce;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Honour the LORD with thy substance and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

King James 2000 Bible
Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all your increase:

American King James Version
Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase:

American Standard Version
Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Honour the Lord with thy just labours, and give him the first of thy fruits of righteousness:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits :

Darby Bible Translation
Honour Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase;

English Revised Version
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Webster's Bible Translation
Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thy 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;
Study Bible
Trust in the LORD
8This will bring healing to your body and refreshment to your bones. 9Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your harvest; 10then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:29
You must not hold back offerings from your granaries or vats. You are to give Me the firstborn of your sons.

Exodus 23:19
Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.

Deuteronomy 26:2
you must take some of the firstfruits of all the produce of the ground that you bring in from the land the LORD your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for His name,

2 Chronicles 31:21
He was diligent in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law and the commandments, in order to seek his God. And so he prospered.

Psalm 144:13
Our storehouses will be full, supplying all manner of produce; our flocks will bring forth thousands, tens of thousands in our fields.

Proverbs 11:25
A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Isaiah 43:23
You have not brought Me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored Me with your sacrifices. I have not burdened you with offerings, nor wearied you with incense.

Malachi 3:10
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this," says the LORD of Hosts. "See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out for you blessing without measure.

Treasury of Scripture

Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase:

Proverbs 14:31
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

Genesis 14:18-21
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God…

Genesis 28:22
And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.







Lexicon
Honor
כַּבֵּ֣ד (kab·bêḏ)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

with your wealth
מֵהוֹנֶ֑ךָ (mê·hō·w·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1952: Wealth, sufficiency

and with the firstfruits
וּ֝מֵרֵאשִׁ֗ית (ū·mê·rê·šîṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7225: The first, in place, time, order, rank

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your harvest;
תְּבוּאָתֶֽךָ׃ (tə·ḇū·’ā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8393: Product, revenue
Verse 9. - Honour the Lord with thy substance, etc. An exhortation to self-sacrificing devotion by the appropriation and use of wealth to the service of Jehovah. With thy substance (mehonehka); Vulgate, de tua substantia; LXX., ἀπὸ σῶν δικαίων πόνων. Hon, properly "lightness," is "opulence," "wealth," as in Proverbs 1:13. The min in composition with hon is not partitive, as Delitzsch and Berthean take it, but signifies "with" or "by means of," as in Psalm 38:7; Isaiah 58:12; Ezekiel 28:18; Obadiah 1:9. The insertion of δικαίος by the LXX. limits the wealth to that which is justly acquired, and so guards against the erroneous idea that God is honoured by the appropriation to his use of unlawful wealth or gain (Plumptre). The Israelites "honoured Jehovah with their substance" when they contributed towards the erection of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and later when they assisted in the preparations for the building of the temple, and in the payment of tithes. The injunction may undoubtedly refer to tithes, and is in accordance with the requirement of the Mosaic Law on that and other points as to oblations, free will offerings, etc.; but it has a wider bearing and contemplates the use of wealth for all pious and charitable purposes (see Proverbs 14:31). The word maaser, "tithe," does not occur in the Proverbs. With the firstfruits (mere-shith); Vulgate, de primitiis. So Targum Jonathan, Syriac, and Arabic. The law of the firstfruits is found in Exodus 22:29; Exodus 23:19; Exodus 34:20; Leviticus 23:10; Numbers 18:12: Deuteronomy 18:4; Deuteronomy 26:1-3. The firstfruits were presented by every Israelite to the priests, in token of gratitude and humble thankfulness to Jehovah, and consisted of the produce of the land in its natural state, or prepared for human food (Maclear, 'Old Test. Hist.,' bk. 4, c. 3, a). The "firstfruits" also carried with it the idea of the best. The custom of offering the firstfruits of the field and other revenues as a religious obligation was observed by ancient pagan nations (see Diod. Sic., 1:14; Plut., 'De Iside,' p. 377; Pliny, 'Hist. Nat.,' 18:2 (Zockler). Some of the ancient commentators find in this verse an argument for the support of the ministry. It is well known that the priests "lived of the sacrifice," and were "partakers of the altar," and as their support by these means tended to the maintenance of Divine worship, so those who supported them were in the highest degree "honoring God." The injunctions also show that the honouring of God does not consist simply of lip service, of humility and confidence in him, but also of external worship, and in corporeal things. They are not peculiar to Israel, but are binding on all. They oppose all selfish use of God's temporal gifts, and lead to the thought that, in obeying them, we are only giving back to God what are his own. "The silver and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts" (Haggai 2:28).

"We give thee but thine own,
Whate'er the gift may be;
All that we have is thine shine,
A trust, O Lord, from thee."


(Day's 'Psalter.') 3:7-12 There is not a greater enemy to the fear of the Lord in the heart, than self-conceit of our own wisdom. The prudence and sobriety which religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such as it is, we must honour God with it; and those that do good with what they have, shall have more to do more good with. Should the Lord visit us with trials and sickness, let us not forget that the exhortation speaks to us as to children, for our good. We must not faint under an affliction, be it ever so heavy and long, not be driven to despair, or use wrong means for relief. The father corrects the son whom he loves, because he loves him, and desires that he may be wise and good. Afflictions are so far from doing God's children any hurt, that, by the grace of God, they promote their holiness.
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