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

New Living Translation
Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.

English Standard Version
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Berean Study Bible
One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

King James Bible
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

New King James Version
There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.

New American Standard Bible
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in poverty.

NASB 1995
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

NASB 1977
There is one who scatters, yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, but it results only in want.

Amplified Bible
There is the one who [generously] scatters [abroad], and yet increases all the more; And there is the one who withholds what is justly due, but it results only in want and poverty.

Christian Standard Bible
One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

American Standard Version
There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is one that distributes seed and brings in much, and there is one who does not gather his own and has little.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There are some who scatter their own, and make it more: and there are some also who gather, yet have less.

Contemporary English Version
Sometimes you can become rich by being generous or poor by being greedy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Some distribute their own goods, and grow richer: others take away what is not their own, and are always in want.

English Revised Version
There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

Good News Translation
Some people spend their money freely and still grow richer. Others are cautious, and yet grow poorer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One person spends freely and yet grows richer, while another holds back what he owes and yet grows poorer.

International Standard Version
Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

Literal Standard Version
There is [one] who is scattering, and yet is increased, And [one] who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.

NET Bible
One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.

New Heart English Bible
There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
23The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath. 24 One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor. 25A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Proverbs 11:23
The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath.

Proverbs 11:25
A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Proverbs 13:7
One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses.


Treasury of Scripture

There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.

that scattereth

Proverbs 11:18
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Proverbs 19:17
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Proverbs 28:8
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

but

Haggai 1:6,9-11
Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes…

Haggai 2:16-19
Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty…









(24) There is that scattereth--i.e., with bounteous hand (comp. Psalm 112:9), "and yet increaseth" in wealth and blessings (comp. Proverbs 19:17, and the old epitaph, "What we spent, we had; what we saved, we lost; what we gave, we have.")

Verse 24. - There is that scattereth; that giveth liberally, as Psalm 112:99, "He hath dispersed, he hath given to the needy." And yet increaseth; becomes only the richer in wealth and more blessed by God (comp. Proverbs 19:17). Nutt quotes the old epitaph, "What we spent, we had; what we saved, we lost; what we gave, we have." Experience proves that no one ultimately loses who gives the tithe of his income to God (see on Proverbs 28:27). There is that withholdeth more than is meet; i.e. is stingy where he ought to be liberal. But the expression is best taken as in the margin of the Revised Version, "that withholdeth what is justly due," either as a debt or as a proper act of generosity becoming one who desires to please God and to do his duty. But it tendeth to poverty. That which is thus withheld is no real benefit to him. it only inure, sos his want. Septuagint and Vulgate, "There are who, sewing what is their own, make the more; and there are who, gathering what is another's, suffer loss." Dionysius Cato, 'Distich. de Mor.,' 54:4, 1 -

"Despice divitias, si vis animo esse beatus,
Quas qui suscipiunt mendicant semper avari."


Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
One gives freely,
מְ֭פַזֵּר (mə·p̄az·zêr)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6340: To scatter

yet gains
וְנוֹסָ֥ף (wə·nō·w·sāp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

even more;
ע֑וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

another withholds
וְחוֹשֵׂ֥ךְ (wə·ḥō·w·śêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2820: To restrain, refrain, to refuse, spare, preserve, to observe

what is right,
מִ֝יֹּ֗שֶׁר (mî·yō·šer)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3476: Straightness, uprightness

only
אַךְ־ (’aḵ-)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

to become poor.
לְמַחְסֽוֹר׃ (lə·maḥ·sō·wr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4270: A need, thing needed, poverty


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