Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

Bible References

Thou shalt lend

Deuteronomy 28:12
LORD will open to thee his good treasure the heavens, to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thy hand. And thou shall lend to many nations, and thou shall not borrow.
Psalm 37:21
The wicked man borrows, and pays not again, but the righteous man deals graciously, and gives.
Psalm 112:5
It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He shall maintain his cause in judgment,
Proverbs 22:7
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, despairing nothing, and your reward will be great. And ye will be sons of the Most High, because he is good toward the ungrateful and bad.

Thou shalt reign

Deuteronomy 28:13
And LORD will make thee the head, and not the tail. And thou shall only be above, and thou shall not be beneath, if thou shall hearken to the commandments of LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do,
1 Kings 4:21
And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. They brought tribute, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
2 Chronicles 9:26
And he ruled over all the kings from the River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
Ezra 4:20
There have also been mighty kings over Jerusalem who have ruled over all [the country] beyond the River, and tribute, custom, and toll, was paid to them.
Nehemiah 9:27
Therefore thou delivered them into the hand of their adversaries, who distressed them. And in the time of their trouble, when they cried to thee, thou heard from heaven, and according to thy manifold mercies thou gave them saviors