Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

Amplified


It is well with the man who is gracious and lends;
He conducts his affairs with justice.

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.

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.

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.

Webster

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and lendeth
לוה 
Lavah 
Usage: 26

he will guide
כּוּל 
Kuwl 
Usage: 38

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Watsons

Context Readings

The Path Of The Righteous And The Path Of The Wicked

4 In the darkness a light shines for the godly, for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just. 5 It goes well for the one who generously lends money, and conducts his business honestly. 6 For he will never be upended; others will always remember one who is just.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:7-10

If a fellow Israelite from one of your villages in the land that the Lord your God is giving you should be poor, you must not harden your heart or be insensitive to his impoverished condition.

Job 31:16-20

If I have refused to give the poor what they desired, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

Psalm 37:21

Evil men borrow, but do not repay their debt, but the godly show compassion and are generous.

Psalm 37:25-26

I was once young, now I am old. I have never seen a godly man abandoned, or his children forced to search for food.

Proverbs 2:20

So you will walk in the way of good people, and will keep on the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 12:2

A good person obtains favor from the Lord, but the Lord condemns a person with wicked schemes.

Proverbs 17:18

The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.

Proverbs 18:9

The one who is slack in his work is a brother to one who destroys.

Proverbs 22:26-27

Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.

Proverbs 24:27

Establish your work outside and get your fields ready; afterward build your house.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Pay careful attention to the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds,

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.

Luke 23:50

Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man.

John 6:12

When they were all satisfied, Jesus said to his disciples, "Gather up the broken pieces that are left over, so that nothing is wasted."

Acts 11:24

because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and a significant number of people were brought to the Lord.

Romans 5:7

(For rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person perhaps someone might possibly dare to die.)

Romans 12:11

Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord.

Ephesians 5:15

Therefore be very careful how you live -- not as unwise but as wise,

Philippians 1:9

And I pray this, that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of insight

Colossians 4:5

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities.

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