Rather, be openhanded(A) and freely lend them whatever they need.

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21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
    but the righteous give generously;(A)

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

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 37:26 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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26 All day long he craves for more,
    but the righteous(A) give without sparing.(B)

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35 But love your enemies, do good to them,(A) and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children(B) of the Most High,(C) because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

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