Proverbs 11:24-25

24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Proverbs 11:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
ESV
24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
NLT
24 Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything.
MSG
24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
CSB
24 One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

Proverbs 11:24-25 In-Context

22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
26 People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.
27 Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 29:17; Isaiah 32:8
  • 2. Proverbs 22:9; Matthew 5:7; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9
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