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Proverbs 3:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thy increase:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Honour Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Honour thou Yahweh, with thy substance, and with the firstfruit of all thine increase;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits;
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Honour the Lord with thy just labours, and give him the first of thy fruits of righteousness:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Honour Yahweh with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Honour 3513
{3513} Prime
A primitive root; to be heavy, that is, in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively to make weighty (in the same two senses).
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
with thy substance, 1952
{1952} Prime
From the same as H1951 in the sense of H0202; wealth; by implication enough.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and with the firstfruits 7225
{7225} Prime
From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
thine increase: 8393
{8393} Prime
From H0935; income, that is, produce (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary
Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 3:7-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 3:9

Substance — Lay out thy estate not to please thyself, but to glorify God. First — fruits — Or, with the chief or best; which answers to the first — fruits under the law.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 3:9

(f) Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

(f) As was commanded in the law, (Exodus 23:19; Deuteronomy 26:2) and by this they acknowledged that God was the giver of all things, and that they were ready to bestow all at his commandment.

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Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Genesis 14:18-21 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God. ... And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I have set [for] a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Exodus 22:29 Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
Exodus 23:19 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Exodus 34:26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Exodus 35:20-29 And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. ... The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
Numbers 7:2-89 That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who [were] the princes of the tribes, and were over them that were numbered, offered: ... And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that [was] upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
Numbers 31:50-54 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD. ... And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, [for] a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.
Deuteronomy 26:2-15 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put [it] in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there. ... Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Haggai 1:4-9 [Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house [lie] waste? ... Ye looked for much, and, lo, [it came] to little; and when ye brought [it] home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that [is] waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
Malachi 3:8-9 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. ... Ye [are] cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, [even] this whole nation.
Mark 14:7-8 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. ... She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Mark 14:10-21 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. ... The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
Luke 14:13-14 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: ... And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
2 Corinthians 8:2-3 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. ... For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;
2 Corinthians 8:8-9 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. ... For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Philippians 4:17-18 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. ... But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
1 John 3:17-18 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? ... My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
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Gn 14:18; 28:22. Ex 22:29; 23:19; 34:26; 35:20. Nu 7:2; 31:50. Dt 26:2. Pv 14:31. Hg 1:4. Mal 3:8. Mk 14:7, 10. Lk 14:13. 1Co 16:2. 2Co 8:2, 8. Php 4:17. 1Jn 3:17.

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