Psalms 37:26

26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.[a]

Psalms 37:26 in Other Translations

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
26 He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.
26 The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
26 Every day he's out giving and lending, his children making him proud.
26 He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing.

Psalms 37:26 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 37:26

[He is] ever merciful, and lendeth
He sympathizes with the poor in distress, and shows mercy to miserable objects; not only by words, but deeds: and this is his constant disposition and conduct; of which his lending, as well as giving to persons in necessity, is an instance; and which shows capacity, and is a proof of the observation of the psalmist, that such are never forsaken, nor left to beg their bread: so far from it, that they have to lend and give to others;

and his seed [is] blessed;
either his seed sown, his alms deeds, which are blessed to him and his, and to them to whom he ministers, as Jarchi explains it; see ( 2 Corinthians 9:6 2 Corinthians 9:10 ) ; or rather his offspring, who are blessed of God with things temporal for his sake; and are blessed by men, who say of them, these are the posterity of such and such liberal persons.

Psalms 37:26 In-Context

24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.
27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed ; the offspring of the wicked will perish.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Leviticus 25:35
  • 2. Deuteronomy 28:4; Psalms 112:2; Psalms 147:13

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "freely;" / "the names of their children will be used in blessings" (see Gen. 48:20); or "freely;" / "others will see that their children are blessed"
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