Parallel Verses


It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with 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 Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He shall maintain his cause in judgment,

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

A good man, being merciful and lending: he will hold up his words in judgment;

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It goes] well [for] a man [who] is gracious and lends, [who] conducts his {business properly}.

Modern King James verseion

A good man shows favor, and lends; he will guide his business with fairness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A good man is merciful, and lendeth gladly, and pondereth his words with discretion.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

Well for a man showing favour and lending! He shall sustain his affairs with justice.


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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Good is the man -- gracious and lending, He sustaineth his matters in judgment.


Root Form
Usage: 692

and lendeth
Usage: 26

he will guide
Usage: 38

Usage: 1438



Context Readings

The Path Of The Righteous And The Path Of The Wicked

4 Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God]. 5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice. 6 He will not be moved forever; the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:7-10

If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your [minds and] hearts or close your hands to your poor brother;

Job 31:16-20

If I have withheld from the poor and needy what they desired, or have caused the eyes of the widow to look in vain [for relief],

Psalm 37:21

The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].

Psalm 37:25-26

I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread.

Proverbs 2:20

So may you walk in the way of good men, and keep to the paths of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God).

Proverbs 12:2

A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked devices He condemns.

Proverbs 17:18

A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 18:9

He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide.

Proverbs 22:26-27

Be not one of those who strike hands and pledge themselves, or of those who become security for another's debts.

Proverbs 24:27

[Put first things first.] Prepare your work outside and get it ready for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house and establish a home.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Proverbs 27:23-27

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds;

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.

Luke 23:50

Now notice, there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council (the Sanhedrin), and a good (upright, advantageous) man, and righteous (in right standing with God and man),

John 6:12

When they had all had enough, He said to His disciples, Gather up now the fragments (the broken pieces that are left over), so that nothing may be lost and wasted.

Acts 11:24

For he was a good man [ good in himself and also at once for the good and the advantage of other people], full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit and full of faith (of his belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation). And a large company was added to the Lord.

Romans 5:7

Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die.

Romans 12:11

Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.

Ephesians 5:15

Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment],

Colossians 4:5

Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain