Proverbs 22:9
New International Version
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

New Living Translation
Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

English Standard Version
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Berean Study Bible
A generous man will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

New American Standard Bible
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

King James Bible
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Christian Standard Bible
A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD blesses everyone who freely gives food to the poor.

Good News Translation
Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

International Standard Version
Whoever is generous will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

NET Bible
A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.

New Heart English Bible
He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whose ever eye is good will be blessed, because he gives of his bread to the poor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever is generous will be blessed because he has shared his food with the poor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.

New American Standard 1977
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that has a merciful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the destitute.

King James 2000 Bible
He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

American King James Version
He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

American Standard Version
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that has pity on the poor shall himself be maintained; for he has given of his own bread to the poor. He that gives liberally secures victory an honour; but he takes away the life of them that posses them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is inclined to mercy shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.

Darby Bible Translation
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

English Revised Version
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
A Good Name
8He who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. 9A generous man will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. 10Drive out the mocker, and conflict will depart; even quarreling and insults will cease.…
Cross References
Luke 14:13
But when you host a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind,

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

Deuteronomy 15:10
Give generously to him, and do not let your heart be grieved when you do so. And because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything to which you put your hand.

Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.

Proverbs 31:20
She opens her arms to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

Treasury of Scripture

He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

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Proverbs 11:25
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

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 21:13
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.







Lexicon
A generous [man]
טֽוֹב־ (ṭō·wḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

will be blessed,
יְבֹרָ֑ךְ (yə·ḇō·rāḵ)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he shares
נָתַ֖ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

his food
מִלַּחְמ֣וֹ (mil·laḥ·mōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

with the poor.
לַדָּֽל׃ (lad·dāl)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin
Verse 9. - He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed. The "good of eye" is the kindly looking, the benevolent man, in contrast to him of the evil eye, the envious, the unfriendly and stingy man (Proverbs 23:6; Proverbs 28:22). St. Jerome renders, Qui pronus est ad misericordiam. Such a one is blessed by God in this world and the next, in time and in eternity, according to the sentiment of Proverbs 11:25. Thus in the temporal sense (Ecclus. 34 (31):23). "Him that is liberal in food lips shall bless, and the testimony of his liberality will be believed." Septuagint, "He that hath pity upon the poor shall himself be continually sustained (διατραφήσεται)." The reason is added, For he giveth of his brans to the poor. The blessing is the consequence of his charity and liberality. 2 Corinthians 9:6, "He that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully (ἐπ αὐλογίαις)." The Vulgate and Septuagint add a distich not in the Hebrew, Victoriam et honorem acquiret qui dat munera; animam autem aufert accipientium; Νίκην καὶ τιμὴν περι ποιεῖται ὁ δῶρα δοὺς τὴν μέντοι ψυχὴν ἀφαι ρεῖται τῶν κεκτημένωνω, "Victory and honour he obtaineth who giveth gifts; but he takes away the life of the possessors." The first hemistich appears to be a variant of Proverbs 19:6b, the second to be derived from Proverbs 1:19b. The second portion of the Latin addition may mean that the liberal man wins and carries away with him the souls of the recipients of his bounty. But this, though Ewald would fain have it so, cannot be the signification of the corresponding Greek, which seems to mean that the man who is so liberal in distributing gifts obtains the power to do so by oppressing and wronging others. 22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
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