Proverbs 11:30
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English Standard Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.

King James Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

American Standard Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fruit of the just man is a tree of life: and he that gaineth souls, is wise.

English Revised Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that is wise winneth souls.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Proverbs 11:30 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Three proverbs regarding giving which is not loss but gain.

24 There is one who giveth bounteously, and he increaseth still more;

     And (there is) one who withholdeth what is due, only to his loss.

The first of the proverbs with ישׁ (there is), which are peculiar to the first collection (vid., p. 32). The meaning is, that the possessions of the liberal giver do not decrease but increase, and that, on the contrary, the possessions of the niggardly do not increase but decrease. מפזּר is not to be understood after Psalm 112:9. Instead of ונוסף עוד the three Erfurt codd. have ונוסף (with retrogression of the tone?), which Hitzig approves of; but the traditional phrase which refers (et qui augetur insuper) ונוסף not to the possession of him who scattereth, but to himself, is finer in the expression. In the characteristic of the other, מיּשׁר is commonly interpreted comparatively: plus aequo (Cocceius) or justo (Schelling). But מן after חשׂך is to be regarded as governed by it, and ישׁר denotes not competence, riches, as Arab. yusr (Bertheau, Zckler), also not uprightness equals beneficence (Midrash, מן הצדקה), but duty, uprightness, as Job 33:23, where it denotes that which is advantageous to man, as here that which befits him: he who holds back, namely himself, from that which is due to himself, and thus should permit to himself, such an one profits nothing at all by this ἀφειδία (17b, Colossians 2:23), but it tends only to loss to him, only to the lessening of that which he possesses. We shall meet with this (למחסּור) אך למחסור Proverbs 14:23, and frequently again - it is a common Mashal formula (cf. καὶ τόσῳ μᾶλλον ὑστερεῖται, Sir. 11:11). The cause of the strange phenomenon that the liberal gains and the niggardly loses is not here expressed, but the following proverb gives the explanation of it:

Proverbs 11:30 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fruit

Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is every one that retains her.

Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

and

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament...

Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

John 4:36 And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more...

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death...

winneth

Luke 5:9,10 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.

James 5:20
let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.'

Psalm 92:14
They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.

Proverbs 12:12
Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.

Proverbs 14:25
A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

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