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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 3:9


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 3:9

    Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

    World English Bible

    Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase:

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 3:9

    Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits :

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thy increase:

    Original Hebrew

    כבד
    3513 את 853 יהוה 3068 מהונך 1952 ומראשׁית 7225 כל 3605 תבואתך׃ 8393

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    VERSE (9) -
    Pr 14:31 Ge 14:18-21; 28:22 Ex 22:29; 23:19; 34:26; 35:20-29

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:9

    Honra al SEÑOR de tu sustancia, y de las primicias de todos tus frutos;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 3:9

    Verse 9. honour the
    Lord with thy substance ] The hjnm MINCHAH or gratitude-offering to God, commanded under the law, is of endless obligation. It would be well to give a portion of the produce of every article by which we get our support to God, or to the poor, the representatives of Christ. This might be done either in kind, or by the worth in money. Whatever God sends us in the way of secular prosperity, there is a portion of it always for the poor, and for God's cause. When that portion is thus disposed of, the rest is sanctified; when it is withheld, God's curse is upon the whole. Give to the poor, and God will give to thee.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 9. Honour the
    Lord with thy substance , etc.] Or, “out of thy substance” f61 ; for as it should be a man’s own that he gives, and not another’s, and therefore called “thy substance”; or, as the Septuagint version, “out of thy just labours”, what is righteously and lawfully gotten, and not by fraud and oppression; so it is only a part of it, and not all, that is required; what in proportion to his substance can be prudently spared, and is sufficient and suitable to the call in Providence. A man’s “substance” are his wealth and riches; his “mammon”, as the Targum; which, in comparison of heavenly things, indeed have no substance in them: yet these are worldly substance, and of account; and as with these God has honoured men, they should honour him with them again, by giving to the poor, especially his poor saints; for as an oppressing of them is a reproaching of him, so having mercy on them is honouring him, ( Proverbs 14:31); and especially by contributing to the support of his worship, the keeping up the interest and credit of religion, and for the spread of the Gospel; and chiefly by communicating to the ministers of it, giving them the “double honour” which is due to them, and which, when given them, the Lord takes as done to himself, as an honouring him, ( 1 Timothy 5:17); and with the firstfruits of all thine increase ; or, “out of the chief of all thine increase” f62 ; God must have the best, and in the first place. The allusion is either to the maintenance of the priests and Levites under the law, and the manner of doing it; which, among other things, was out of the annual produce of the earth, and the firstfruits of it; and may respect the comfortable support of Gospel ministers under the present dispensation; (see 1 Corinthians 9:13,14); or to the firstfruits of every kind offered to the Lord, and to the feast kept sacred to him at the ingathering the fruits of the earth, ( Leviticus 23:10,17,39); and even among the Heathens formerly were something of the same kind. Aristotle says the ancient sacrifices and assemblies were instituted as firstfruits, after the gathering of the fruits, at which time especially they ceased from working.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-12 - There is not a greater
    enemy to the fear of the Lord in the heart, tha self-conceit of our own wisdom. The prudence and sobriety whic religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such a it is, we must honour God with it; and those that do good with what they have, shall have more to do more good with. Should the Lord visi us with trials and sickness, let us not forget that the exhortatio speaks to us as to children, for our good. We must not faint under a affliction, be it ever so heavy and long, not be driven to despair, or use wrong means for relief. The father corrects the son whom he loves because he loves him, and desires that he may be wise and good Afflictions are so far from doing God's children any hurt, that, by the grace of God, they promote their holiness.


    Original Hebrew

    כבד 3513 את 853 יהוה 3068 מהונך 1952 ומראשׁית 7225 כל 3605 תבואתך׃ 8393


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