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The one who shows favor to a poor person lends to Yahweh,
and he will repay him according to his good work. Bible see other translations

“he will repay.” It is a consistent theme throughout Scripture that on the Day of Judgment, people will be repaid for what they have done on earth (e.g., Job 34:11; Ps. 62:12; Prov. 24:12; Jer. 17:10; 32:19; Ezek. 33:20; 44:10-16; Matt. 16:27; Luke 9:26; Rom. 2:6; 1 Cor. 3:8, 17; 2 Cor. 5:10; Col. 3:23-25; 1 Thess. 4:3-6; 1 John 2:28).

Here in Proverbs 19:17, the word translated as “repay” is the Hebrew word shalam (#07999 שָׁלַם), and in this context, it means “to be repaid or rewarded.” Yahweh will bless those who are generous to the poor (Prov. 11:17; 14:21; 19:17; 22:9; 28:27) but will stand against those who oppress them (Prov. 21:13; 22:22-23).

[For more on being repaid on Judgment Day, see commentary on 2 Cor. 5:10, “good or evil.”]


Commentary for: Proverbs 19:17

 
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