2 Corinthians 9:6

“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But this I say, Hee which soweth sparingly, shall reape sparingly: and he which soweth bountifully, shall reape bountifully.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now this {I say,} he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But this `I say,' He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in the Writings it says, He who puts in only a small number of seeds, will get in the same; and he who puts them in from a full hand, will have produce in full measure from them.
- Basic English Bible

But this [is true], he that sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows in [the spirit of] blessing shall reap also in blessing:
- Darby Bible

But this I say, He who soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he who soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully.
- Webster's Bible

But do not forget that he who sows with a niggardly hand will also reap a niggardly crop, and that he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
- Weymouth Bible

Remember this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
- World English Bible

For Y seie this thing, he that sowith scarseli, schal also repe scarseli; and he that sowith in blessyngis, schal `repe also of blessyngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this: He who is sowing sparingly, sparingly also shall reap; and he who is sowing in blessings, in blessings also shall reap;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 9:6

9:6 He that soweth sparingly shall reap sparingly; he that soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully - A general rule. God will proportion the reward to the work, and the temper whence it proceeds.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 9:6

2Co 9:6 He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, etc. Giving is not a sacrifice, but rather a sowing. As the farmer gives his seed to the earth, and then reaps as he has sown, so giving is a sowing. If there is a spare sowing, there will be spare reaping; if liberal sowing, liberal reaping. See the same principle expressed in Ex 25:2 1Ch 29:14,17 Ps 102:9 Lu 6:38 Ac 20:35. The lesson of this verse is, give generously. The next verse teaches how to give.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 9

  • BSP
    Verse 15 talks about the indescribable or unspeakable gift that God has given us by the sacrifice of Jesus' life in our behalf.
  • I have been going through verses about tighing, it was indeed directed to the israelits not anybody else, but as you know people takes advantage of other people especially if you are lazy to read scriptures. God loves a cheerfully giver
  • Lilian
    God have reminded us to sow the seeds of the righteousness in order for us to reap sparingly. Without sowing we wont reap. I think it reminds us also that we must be committed to our tights and offerings in the church. We must give our first fruit of his blessings as all blessings came from God and it will only belongs to him. Blessed are those who have obedience in God's words without obedience to the Father we wont be blessed nor be healed. We are now live because of the blood of Jesus Christ that shed for us. Our life belongs to him only and we must follow and live like Jesus for he has the master key to open each door for us. amen and thank you Lord and i will trust you and praised you forever for you are worthy to be praised. Amen
  • Anne
    We are reminded here that when we give with the right attitude, we shall be blessed.
  • Jackie Parmer Cortez
    This passage to me is a letter written in reference to an earlier promise or commitment made to gather together a gift of harvest from the congregation of the Corinthian 's Church. Interestingly enough it sounds like a reminder and a collection notice...even a little manipulation to avoid shame or embarrassment if the promise was not kept. Then he went on with exhorting, siting benefits for giving and promises for sustenance to be able to continue the work and commitments, how giving shows obedience to god and gratefulness to Him....he even added the freedom to give from the heart with out compulsion the entire letter seems to be a compulsion....reminding them to keep their word of promise , ultimately expressing that God loves a cheerful giver.... I was a little disturbed by the way the letter seemed like a nice collection note...and that that the Corinthians were used to set an example for the other churches...I don 't know about the sending of men to enforce and assist in the collection of the promised GIFT.....
  • I think that it shall be a good lesson for children to learn what is a reward of working hard and will encourage others to work hard to get good rewards and if you fail and work a little you will gets conseqences.

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