17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Other Translations of Proverbs 19:17

King James Version

17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

English Standard Version

17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

The Message

17 Mercy to the needy is a loan to God, and God pays back those loans in full.

New King James Version

17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given.

New Living Translation

17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord - and he will repay you!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 19:17

Commentary on Proverbs 19:17

(Read Proverbs 19:17)

God has chosen the poor of this world, to be rich in faith, and heirs of his kingdom.