Proverbs 11:25
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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.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

Job 29:13-18 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy...

Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail...

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 25:34,35 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

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The Present Recompense
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
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Soul Winner
A sermon (No. 1292) delivered on Thursday evening, January 20th, 1876, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."--Proverbs 11:30. I had very great joy last night--many of you know why but some do not. We held our annual meeting of the church, and it was a very pleasant sight to see so many brethren and sisters knit together in the heartiest love, welded together as one mass by common sympathies,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Jesus, My Rock.
When the storm and the tempest are raging around me, Oh! where shall I flee to be safe from their shock? There are walls which no mortal hands built to surround me, A Refuge Eternal,--'Tis JESUS MY ROCK! When my heart is all sorrow, and trials aggrieve me, To whom can I safely my secrets unlock? No bosom (save one) has the power to relieve me, The bosom which bled for me, JESUS MY ROCK! When Life's gloomy curtain, at last, shall close o'er me, And the chill hand of death unexpectedly knock, I will
John Ross Macduff—The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus

George Muller, and the Secret of His
POWER IN PRAYER WHEN God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practised, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God's word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
Matthew 5:7
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,

Proverbs 3:9
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;

Proverbs 3:10
then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

Proverbs 11:24
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

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