Proverbs 11:24

“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more then is meete, but it tendeth to pouertie.”

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Other Translations

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more than is meet, but [it tendeth] to poverty.
- King James Version

There is one who scatters, and {yet} increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, {and yet it results} only in want.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but `it tendeth' only to want.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man may give freely, and still his wealth will be increased; and another may keep back more than is right, but only comes to be in need.
- Basic English Bible

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is right, but [it tendeth] only to want.
- Darby Bible

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
- Webster's Bible

There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.
- World English Bible

There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:24


11:24 Scattereth - That gives liberally. Increaseth - Through God's blessing upon his estate. Poverty - By God's providence secretly blasting his estate.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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