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.

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

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:

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He which soweth sparingly - This is a plain maxim: no man can expect to reap but in proportion as he has sowed. And here almsgiving is represented as a seed sown, which shall bring forth a crop. If the sowing be liberal, and the seed good, the crop shall be so too.

Sowing is used among the Jews to express almsgiving: so they understand Isaiah 32:20 : Blessed are ye who sow beside all waters; i.e. who are ready to help every one that is in need. And Hosea 10:12, they interpret: Sow to yourselves almsgiving, and ye shall reap in mercy - if you show mercy to the poor, God will show mercy to you.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I say.

1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you said, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.

Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after...

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

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 food, and multiply your seed sown...

Psalm 41:1-3 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble...

Proverbs 11:18,24 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward...

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

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 shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom...

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 shall he also reap...

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

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December 25 Evening
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.--II COR 9:15. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.--For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

3D Day. All-Sufficient Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work."--2 COR. ix. 8. All-Sufficient Grace. "All-sufficiency in all things!" Believer! surely thou art "thoroughly furnished!" Grace is no scanty thing, doled out in pittances. It is a glorious treasury, which the key of prayer can always unlock, but never empty. A fountain, "full, flowing, ever flowing, overflowing." Mark these three
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Perseverance Proved.
2. I REMARK, that God is able to preserve and keep the true saints from apostacy, in consistency with their liberty: 2 Tim. i. 12: "For the which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." Here the apostle expresses the fullest confidence in the ability of Christ to keep him: and indeed, as has been said, it is most manifest that the apostles expected
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

A Liberal Church
In his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul gave the believers instruction regarding the general principles underlying the support of God's work in the earth. Writing of his apostolic labors in their behalf, he inquired: "Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also? For it is written in the law of
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Proverbs 11:24
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

Proverbs 11:25
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Proverbs 22:9
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

2 Corinthians 9:5
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.

Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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