Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.

King James Version

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

Holman Bible

The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous is gracious and giving.

International Standard Version

The wicked borrow but never pay back; but the righteous are generous and give.

A Conservative Version

The wicked man borrows, and pays not again, but the righteous man deals graciously, and gives.

American Standard Version

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

The sinner takes money and does not give it back; but the upright man has mercy, and gives to others.

Darby Translation

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the righteous is gracious and giveth:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Lamed The wicked borrows and does not repay: but the righteous shows mercy and gives.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust one borrowed and he will not repay: and the just one compassionated, and gave.

King James 2000

The wicked borrows, and pays not again: but the righteous shows mercy, and gives.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] wicked borrows and does not repay, but [the] righteous [is] gracious and gives.

Modern King James verseion

The wicked borrows, and never pays again; but the righteous shows mercy, and gives.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The ungodly borroweth, and payeth not again, but the righteous is merciful and liberal.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous give generously.

The Emphasized Bible

A lawless man borroweth, and will not repay, But, a righteous man, showeth favour and giveth;

Webster

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.

World English Bible

The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wicked is borrowing and repayeth not, And the righteous is gracious and giving.

References

Easton

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

20 But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish--like smoke they vanish away. 21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives. 22 For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.


Cross References

Psalm 112:5

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

Deuteronomy 28:12

"The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Psalm 112:9

He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Hebrews 13:16

And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Deuteronomy 15:9-11

"Beware that there is no base thought in your heart, saying, 'The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,' and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.

Deuteronomy 28:43-44

"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower.

2 Kings 4:1-5

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Now there was a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.

Job 31:16-20

"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands.

Isaiah 58:7-10

"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Luke 6:30

"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

Acts 11:29

And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.

Acts 20:35

"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

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