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Proverbs 3:9


Honor 1  the Lord from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops; 2 


Ge 14:18-21; Ge 28:22; Ex 22:29; Ex 23:19; Ex 34:26; Ex 35:20-29; Nu 7:2-89; Nu 31:50-54; De 26:2-15; Pr 14:31; Hag 1:4-9; Mal 3:8,9; Mr 14:7,8,10-21; Lu 14:13,14; 1Co 16:2; 2Co 8:2,3,8,9; Php 4:17,18; 1Jo 3:17,18

NET © Notes

tn The imperative כַּבֵּד (kabbed, “honor”) functions as a command, instruction, counsel or exhortation. To honor God means to give him the rightful place of authority by rendering to him gifts of tribute. One way to acknowledge God in one’s ways (v. 6) is to honor him with one’s wealth (v. 9).

tn Heb “produce.” The noun תְּבוּאָה (tÿvuah) has a two-fold range of meaning: (1) “product; yield” of the earth (= crops; harvest) and (2) “income; revenue” in general (BDB 100 s.v.). The imagery in vv. 9-10 is agricultural; however, all Israelites – not just farmers – were expected to give the best portion (= first fruits) of their income to Lord.

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