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Proverbs 21:26

26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.

Read Proverbs 21:26 Using Other Translations

He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

What does Proverbs 21:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 21:26

He coveteth greedily all the day long
The slothful man does, as he has nothing to do to employ his time and his thoughts with; he is always craving something to eat and drink, or wishing he had such an estate, or so much wealth and riches, that he might live as such and such persons do; and this is what his head runs upon all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not;
not gives to the slothful, which does not restrain his desire, as Aben Ezra interprets it; but to the poor and necessitous, to proper objects; a good man will work with his hands, that he may have a sufficiency for himself and his family, and may have something to give to others that are in want; and "he spares not", or withholds not his hands, neither from working nor from giving.

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