New International Version
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
King James Bible
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Darby Bible Translation
The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
World English Bible
The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself.
Young's Literal Translation
A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also is watered.
Proverbs 11:25 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The liberal soul shall be made fat - He who gives to the distressed, in the true spirit of charity, shall get a hundred fold from God's mercy. How wonderful is the Lord! He gives the property, gives the heart to use it aright, and recompenses the man for the deed though all the fruit was found from himself!
He that watereth - A man who distributes in the right spirit gets more good himself than the poor man does who receives the bounty. Thus it is more blessed to give than to receive.
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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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Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Samuel 17:28
brought bedding and bowls and articles of pottery. They also brought wheat and barley, flour and roasted grain, beans and lentils,
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
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