Proverbs 11:25-26

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.

Proverbs 11:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
ESV
25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
NLT
25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
MSG
25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.
CSB
25 A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.

Proverbs 11:25-26 In-Context

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.
28 Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

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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