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

New Living Translation
Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.

English Standard Version
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

Berean Study Bible
It is well with the man who is generous and lends freely, whose affairs are guided by justice.

New American Standard Bible
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Good will come to the one who lends generously and conducts his business fairly.

Contemporary English Version
Life will go well for those who freely lend and are honest in business.

Good News Translation
Happy is the person who is generous with his loans, who runs his business honestly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Good will come to a man who lends generously and conducts his business fairly.

International Standard Version
It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness.

NET Bible
It goes well for the one who generously lends money, and conducts his business honestly.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is the man who shows mercy and lends and he proclaims his words in judgment

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All goes well for the person who is generous and lends willingly. He earns an honest living.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth, That ordereth his affairs rightfully.

New American Standard 1977
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teth A good man has mercy and lends; Jod He will govern his affairs with good judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

American King James Version
A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

American Standard Version
Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth; He shall maintain his cause in judgment.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The good man is he that pities and lends: he will direct his affairs with judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Acceptable is the man that showeth mercy and lendeth: he shall order his words with judgment:

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

English Revised Version
Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth; he shall maintain his cause in judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
A good man showeth favor, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

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.
Study Bible
Blessed is the Man who Fears the LORD
4Light dawns in the darkness for the upright, for the one who is gracious, compassionate, and righteous. 5It is well with the man who is generous and lends freely, whose affairs are guided by justice. 6Surely he will never be shaken. The righteous man will be remembered forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:21
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous are gracious and giving.

Proverbs 21:26
All day long he covets more, but the righteous give without restraint.

Treasury of Scripture

A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

good

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

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

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

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 thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: …

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

he will

Proverbs 17:18
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh 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 thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts…

discretion.

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







Lexicon
It is well
טֽוֹב־ (ṭō·wḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

with the man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who is generous
חוֹנֵ֣ן (ḥō·w·nên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

and lends freely,
וּמַלְוֶ֑ה (ū·mal·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3867: To twine, to unite, to remain, to borrow, to lend

whose affairs
דְּבָרָ֣יו (də·ḇā·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

are guided
יְכַלְכֵּ֖ל (yə·ḵal·kêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3557: To keep in, to measure, to maintain

by justice.
בְּמִשְׁפָּֽט׃ (bə·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style
(5) A good man.--Rather, happy is the man who gives and lends, good being here not used in a moral sense, but meaning prosperous.

He will guide . . .--Rather, he will gain his cause: in (the) judgment. So apparently the LXX. and Vulg. Others, "he will sustain his affairs by justice." The verb primarily means "to measure," but in the conjugation here used has the sense of "sustains." (See Genesis 45:11; Genesis 47:12; Genesis 1:21, where the Authorised Version has "nourish.") The meaning is confirmed by the parallelism of the next verse.

Verse 5. - A good man showeth favor, and lendeth; rather, well is it with the man that showeth, etc. The verse is exegetical of the latter clause of ver. 4, and shows how the righteous man's compassion works. It makes him "show favor," or "kindness," to men generally, and "lend" to those who are in necessity (comp. Psalm 37:26; and for the duty of lending to the needy, see Deuteronomy 15:8, 11). He will guide his affairs with discretion; rather, perhaps, with equity. Scarcely, as Professor Cheyne suggests, "in courts of justice." 112:1-10 The blessedness of the righteous. - We have to praise the Lord that there are a people in the world, who fear him and serve him, and that they are a happy people; which is owing entirely to his grace. Their fear is not that which love casts out, but that which love brings in. It follows and flows from love. It is a fear to offend. This is both fear and trust. The heart touched by the Spirit of God, as the needle touched with the loadstone, turns direct and speedily to God, yet still with trembling, being filled with this holy fear. Blessings are laid up for the faithful and their children's children; and true riches are bestowed on them, with as much of this world's possessions as is profitable for them. In the darkest hours of affliction and trial, the light of hope and peace will spring up within them, and seasonable relief shall turn mourning into joy. From their Lord's example they learn to be kind and full of compassion, as well as just in all their dealings; they use discretion, that they may be liberal in that manner which appears most likely to do good. Envy and slander may for a time hide their true characters here, but they shall be had in everlasting remembrance. They need not fear evil tidings. A good man shall have a settled spirit. And it is the endeavour of true believers to keep their minds stayed upon God, and so to keep them calm and undisturbed; and God has promised them both cause to do so, and grace to do so. Trusting in the Lord is the best and surest way of establishing the heart. The heart of man cannot fix any where with satisfaction, but in the truth of God, and there it finds firm footing. And those whose hearts are established by faith, will patiently wait till they gain their point. Compare all this with the vexation of sinners. The happiness of the saints is the envy of the wicked. The desire of the wicked shall perish; their desire was wholly to the world and the flesh, therefore when these perish, their joy is gone. But the blessings of the gospel are spiritual and eternal, and are conferred upon the members of the Christian church, through Christ their Head, who is the Pattern of all righteousness, and the Giver of all grace.
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