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Proverbs 3:27–28

27  rDo not withhold good from those to whom it is due,5

when it is in your power to do it.

28  sDo not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,

tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

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Proverbs 3:27–28 — The New International Version (NIV)

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to act.

28 Do not say to your neighbor,

“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—

when you already have it with you.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — New Living Translation (NLT)

27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it

when it’s in your power to help them.

28 If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,

“Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”

Proverbs 3:27–28 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

When it is in the power of your hand to do so.

28 Do not say to your neighbor,

“Go, and come back,

And tomorrow I will give it,

When you have it with you.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — New Century Version (NCV)

27 Whenever you are able,

do good to people who need help.

28 If you have what your neighbor asks for,

don’t say, “Come back later.

I will give it to you tomorrow.”

Proverbs 3:27–28 — American Standard Version (ASV)

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,

When it is in the power of thy hand to do it.

28 Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again,

And to-morrow I will give;

When thou hast it by thee.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy 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.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

27 Do not hold back anything good 

from those who are entitled to it 

when you have the power to do so. 

28 When you have the good thing with you, do not tell your neighbor, 

“Go away! 

Come back tomorrow. 

I’ll give you something then.” 

Proverbs 3:27–28 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

27 When it is in your power,

don’t withhold good from the one it belongs to.

28 Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go away! Come back later.

I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to do it.

28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,

tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

27 Do not withhold good from its owner

when it is in the power of your hand to do.

28 Do not say to your neighbor,

“Go and return and tomorrow I will give it,”

when it is with you.

Proverbs 3:27–28 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

27 Don’t hold back good from those who are worthy of it.

Don’t hold it back when you can help.

28 Suppose you have something to give.

Don’t say to your neighbor,

“Come back later.

I’ll give it to you tomorrow.”

Proverbs 3:27–28 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

When it is in your power to do it.

28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back,

And tomorrow I will give it,

When you have it with you.