New Living Translation
Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.
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.
Proverbs 11:24 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:24 Scattereth - That gives liberally. Increaseth - Through God's blessing upon his estate. Poverty - By God's providence secretly blasting his estate.
LibraryA Wise Minister Will be Successful.
Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
How to Preach the Gospel.
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this--a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
The godly can look forward to a reward, while the wicked can expect only judgment.
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor.
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.
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