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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Withholdeth more than is meet - i. e., Is sparing and niggardly where he ought to give. The contrast is stated in the form of a paradox, to which the two following verses supply the answer. Some render, "There is that withholdeth from what is due," i. e., from a just debt, or from the generosity of a just man.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
2 Corinthians 9:6
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
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