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

New Living Translation
Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.

English Standard Version
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

International Standard Version
Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.

NET Bible
One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is one that distributes seed and brings in much, and there is one who does not gather his own and has little.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One person spends freely and yet grows richer, while another holds back what he owes and yet grows poorer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

New American Standard 1977
There is one who scatters, yet increases all the more,
            And there is one who withholds what is justly due, but it results only in want.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There are those who scatter, and more is added unto them; and there are those who withhold more than is just, but come to poverty.

King James 2000 Bible
There is one that scatters, and yet increases; and there is one that withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.

American King James Version
There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.

American Standard Version
There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Some distribute their own goods, and grow richer: others take away what is not their own, and are always in want.

Darby Bible Translation
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is right, but [it tendeth] only to want.

English Revised Version
There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

World English Bible
There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.

Young's Literal Translation
There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
Study Bible
A False Balance is an Abomination
23The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24There 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. 25The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 9:6
Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Proverbs 11:23
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

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

Proverbs 13:7
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.

Proverbs 28:27
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
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