2 Corinthians 9:6
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
Remember 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,

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

New King James Version
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

New American Standard Bible
Now I say this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows generously will also reap generously.

NASB 1995
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

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

Amplified Bible
Now [remember] this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to others] will also reap generously [and be blessed].

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

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.

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Remember this saying, "A few seeds make a small harvest, but a lot of seeds make a big harvest."

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.

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

Good News Translation
Remember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And [remember] this: he who is sowing sparingly, will also reap sparingly; and he who is sowing in blessings, will also reap in blessings;

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.

Weymouth New Testament
But do not forget that he who sows with a stingy hand will also reap a stingy 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 6Remember 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
One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

Proverbs 11:25
A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.

Proverbs 22:9
A generous man will be blessed, for he shares his bread with 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 is not to 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.

I say.

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

1 Corinthians 7:29
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, 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 firstfruits of them that slept.

He which soweth sparingly.

2 Corinthians 9:10
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

Psalm 41:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble…

Proverbs 11:18,24
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward…









(6) He which, soweth sparingly . . .--It is interesting to note the occurrence of this thought in another Epistle of this period (Galatians 6:7-8).

He which soweth bountifully . . .--Literally, repeating the word before used, he which soweth in blessings. The obvious meaning of the passage is that a man "reaps," i.e., gains, the reward of God's favour and inward satisfaction, not according to the quantitative value of the thing given, except so far as that is an indication of character, but according to the spirit and temper in which he has given it.

Verse 6. - But this I say. The Greek only has "But this." The ellipse can hardly be "I say." It is an accusative used absolutely - "as to their." Compare "But one thing" (Philippians 3:14). Shall reap also sparingly. In the Greek the more emphatic order is "sparingly also shall reap." The metaphor of the harvest implies that the more generous the gift the richer will be the return; and that "withholding more than is meet" will only tend to poverty (Proverbs 11:24, 25; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 22:9). (For "sowing" and "reaping" in this connection, comp. 1 Corinthians 9:11.) Bountifully; literally, with blessings; Vulgate, in benedictionibus (comp. Galatians 6:7, 8). Bountifulness blesses both him that gives and him that takes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[Consider]
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

this:
Τοῦτο (Touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

Whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sows
σπείρων (speirōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4687: To sow, spread, scatter. Probably strengthened from spao; to scatter, i.e. Sow.

sparingly
φειδομένως (pheidomenōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5340: Sparingly. Adverb from participle of pheidomai; abstemiously, i.e. Stingily.

{will} also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

reap
θερίσει (therisei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2325: To reap, gather, harvest. From theros; to harvest.

sparingly,
φειδομένως (pheidomenōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5340: Sparingly. Adverb from participle of pheidomai; abstemiously, i.e. Stingily.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sows
σπείρων (speirōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4687: To sow, spread, scatter. Probably strengthened from spao; to scatter, i.e. Sow.

generously
εὐλογίαις (eulogiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2129: Adulation, praise, blessing, gift.

{will} also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

reap
θερίσει (therisei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2325: To reap, gather, harvest. From theros; to harvest.

generously.
εὐλογίαις (eulogiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2129: Adulation, praise, blessing, gift.


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