PROVERBS 3:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

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Proverbs 3:27 Translation & Meaning

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Withhold תִּמְנַע To debar (negatively or positively) from benefit or injury Withhold
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
good ט֥וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
from them to whom it is due, מִבְּעָלָ֑יו A master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense) due
when it is בִּהְי֨וֹת To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) when it is
in the power לְאֵ֖ל Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) power
of thine hand יָדְיךָ֣ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] thine hand
to do לַעֲשֽׂוֹת׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
it. (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 25  Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

  • 26  For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

  • 27  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

  • 28  Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

  • 29  Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.




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