New International Version
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth - The bountiful man, who gives to the poor, never turning away his face from any one in distress, the Lord blesses his property and the bread is multiplied in his hand. To the same purpose the following verse.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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Jesus, My Rock.
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2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.
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