2 Corinthians 9:6
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New International Version
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

New Living Translation
Remember this--a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.

English Standard Version
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Berean Study Bible
Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Berean Literal Bible
Now this: The one sowing sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one sowing upon blessings will also reap upon blessings,

New American Standard Bible
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

King James Bible
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

International Standard Version
Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

NET Bible
My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

New Heart English Bible
Remember this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But this, “Whoever sows frugally also reaps frugally, and whoever sows with bounty shall reap with bounty”;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Remember this: The farmer who plants a few seeds will have a very small harvest. But the farmer who plants because he has received God's blessings will receive a harvest of God's blessings in return.

New American Standard 1977
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows in blessings shall also reap blessings.

King James 2000 Bible
But this I say, He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

American King James Version
But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

American Standard Version
But this I say, He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now this I say: He who soweth sparingly, shall also reap sparingly: and he who soweth in blessings, shall also reap blessings.

Darby Bible Translation
But this [is true], he that sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows in [the spirit of] blessing shall reap also in blessing:

English Revised Version
But this I say, He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Webster's Bible Translation
But this I say, He who soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he who soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully.

Weymouth New Testament
But do not forget that he who sows with a niggardly hand will also reap a niggardly crop, and that he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

World English Bible
Remember this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Young's Literal Translation
And this: He who is sowing sparingly, sparingly also shall reap; and he who is sowing in blessings, in blessings also shall reap;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:6-15 Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other good works, should be done with thought and design. Due thought, as to our circumstances, and those we are about to relieve, will direct our gifts for charitable uses. Help should be given freely, be it more or less; not grudgingly, but cheerfully. While some scatter, and yet increase; others withhold more than is meet, and it tends to poverty. If we had more faith and love, we should waste less on ourselves, and sow more in hope of a plentiful increase. Can a man lose by doing that with which God is pleased? He is able to make all grace abound towards us, and to abound in us; to give a large increase of spiritual and of temporal good things. He can make us to have enough in all things; and to be content with what we have. God gives not only enough for ourselves, but that also wherewith we may supply the wants of others, and this should be as seed to be sown. We must show the reality of our subjection to the gospel, by works of charity. This will be for the credit of our profession, and to the praise and glory of God. Let us endeavour to copy the example of Christ, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive. Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of his grace, whereby he enables and inclines some of his people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of his love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds.
Study Bible
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
5So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you beforehand and make arrangements for the bountiful gift you had promised. This way, your gift will be prepared generously and not begrudgingly. 6Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:24
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Proverbs 11:25
The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

Proverbs 19:17
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Proverbs 22:9
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

2 Corinthians 9:5
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you beforehand and make arrangements for the bountiful gift you had promised. This way, your gift will be prepared generously and not begrudgingly.

Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.
Treasury of Scripture

But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

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Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God …

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Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

He which soweth sparingly.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for your …

Psalm 41:1-3 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him …

Proverbs 11:18,24 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness …

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he …

Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his …

Ecclesiastes 11:1,6 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days…

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and …

Luke 19:16-26 Then came the first, saying, Lord, your pound has gained ten pounds…

Galatians 6:7-9 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

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