Proverbs 22:9

9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

Proverbs 22:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
ESV
9 Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
NLT
9 Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.
MSG
9 Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor.
CSB
9 A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 22:9 In-Context

7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.
9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 14:29; 2 Corinthians 9:6
  • 2. S Proverbs 11:25; S Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 28:27
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