New International Version
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
King James Bible
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
World English Bible
He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A bountiful eye - One that disposes him to help all that he sees to be in want; the bountiful eye means the bountiful heart; for the heart looks through the eye. The merciful heart, even when the hand has little or nothing to give, shall be blessed of the Lord.
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LibraryThe Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Christian Business World
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
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