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2 Corinthians 9:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— as it is written, He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the poor; His righteousness abideth for ever.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— as it is written, “HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— (As it is written, He hath dispersed; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— according as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Even as it is written—He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the needy,—his righteousness, abideth to futurity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— (according as it hath been written, 'He dispersed abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness doth remain to the age,')
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As it is written: He hath dispersed abroad, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— (As it is written: Hee hath dispersed abroad: Hee hath giuen to the poore: his righteousnesse remaineth for euer.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— As it is written, He hath dispersed and given to the poor, And his righteousness standeth for ever.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— As it is written, He hath dispersed and given to the poor; and his righteousness is established for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
(As 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
it is written, 1125
{1125} Prime
γράφω
grapho
{graf'-o}
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
He hath dispersed abroad; 4650
{4650} Prime
σκορπίζω
skorpizo
{skor-pid'-zo}
Apparently from the same as G4651 (through the idea of penetrating); to dissipate, that is, (figuratively) put to flight, waste, be liberal.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
he hath given 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
to the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
poor: 3993
{3993} Prime
πένης
penes
{pen'-ace}
From a primary 'peno' (to toil for daily subsistence); starving, that is, indigent.
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
righteousness 1343
{1343} Prime
δικαιοσύνη
dikaiosune
{dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay}
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.
remaineth 3306
{3306} Prime
μένω
meno
{men'-o}
A primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
for y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
ever. 165
{0165} Prime
αἰών
aion
{ahee-ohn'}
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
x1519
(1519) Complement
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 9:9

_ _ As it is written — realizing the highly blessed character portrayed in Psalms 112:9.

_ _ He — the “good man” (Psalms 112:5).

_ _ dispersed — as seed sown with full and open hand, without anxious thought in what direction each grain may fall. It is implied also that he has always what he may disperse [Bengel]. So in Psalms 112:9.

_ _ the poor — The Greek word is found here only in New Testament, “one in straitened circumstances, who earns his bread by labor.” The word usually employed means “one so poor as to live by begging.”

_ _ his righteousness — Here “beneficence”: the evidence of his being righteous before God and man. Compare Deuteronomy 24:13; Matthew 6:1, “alms”; Greek, “righteousness.”

_ _ remaineth — unexhausted and unfailing.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 9:9

He hath scattered abroad — (A generous word.) With a full hand, without any anxious thought which way each grain falls. His righteousness — His beneficence, with the blessed effects of it. Remaineth for ever — Unexhausted, God still renewing his store. Psalms 112:9

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 9:9

(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for (h) ever.

(h) Is everlasting: now David speaks of a man that fears God, and loves his neighbour, who will always be able (he says) to give to others.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
He hath dispersed:

Psalms 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

his:

Psalms 112:3 Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour [are] with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness.
Proverbs 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Isaiah 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
Galatians 5:5-6 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. ... For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
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Ps 112:3, 9. Pv 8:18; 21:21. Is 51:8. 1Co 13:13. Ga 5:5.

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