Proverbs 22:9

“Hee that hath a bountifull eye, shall bee blessed: for hee giueth of his bread to the poore.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
- King James Version

He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is kind will have a blessing, for he gives of his bread to the poor.
- Basic English Bible

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
- Darby Bible

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
- Webster's Bible

He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.
- World English Bible

The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:9


22:9 He - Who looks upon the wants and miseries of others with compassion.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

What Do You Think of Proverbs 22?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links