Psalms 112:9

9 He distributes freely to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.[a] His horn will be exalted in honor.

Psalms 112:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 112:9

He hath dispersed
His money, as the Targum; scattered it here and there, as the sower scatters his seed; does not throw it all in one place, but some here and some there, and all with profusion and plenty. This denotes the bounty and liberality of the upright; and his wisdom and discretion in distributing his charity, and the numerous objects of it; see ( Proverbs 11:14 ) ( 2 Corinthians 9:6 2 Corinthians 9:9 2 Corinthians 9:10 ) .

He hath given to the poor;
that stand in need of his charity, freely, cheerfully, and bountifully.

His righteousness endureth for ever;
his liberality continues, he is not weary of well doing; he gives a portion to seven and to eight, and to as many and as often as there is a call and need for it; (See Gill on Psalms 112:3).

His horn shall be exalted with honour;
the reproach cast upon him shall be wiped off; he shall grow more prosperous, and become more honourable among men here on earth; and in the resurrection morning shall have the dominion over the wicked, and shall appear with Christ in glory, and be with him to all eternity.

Psalms 112:9 In-Context

7 He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is assured; he will not fear. In the end he will look in triumph on his foes.
9 He distributes freely to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted in honor.
10 The wicked man will see [it] and be angry; he will gnash his teeth in despair. The desire of the wicked will come to nothing.

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