2 Corinthians 9:9

As it is written (kaqw gegraptai). Psalms 92:3 Psalms 92:9 . Picture of the beneficent man. He hath scattered abroad (eskorpisen). First aorist active indicative of skorpizw, to scatter, Koin verb for skedannumi of the Attic. Probably akin to skorpio (scorpion) from root skarp, to cut asunder. See on "Mt 12:30". It is like sowing seed. To the poor (toi penhsin). Old word from penamai, to work for one's living. Latin penuria and Greek peinaw, to be hungry, are kin to it. Only N.T. instance and to be distinguished from ptwco, beggar, abjectly poor.