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

  • Iene123
    "..... His unspeakable gift." the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. Jn. 15:5 - " ..... he that abideth in me and I IN HIM ..... without me ye can do nothing."
  • Joe
    Hope - I do not understand the comment "directed to the israelits not anybody else". Those in Achaia and Corinth were belivers not just Israelites. Are you making the distinction between regular tithing and simple helping those in time of need?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lilian
    God loves a cheerful giver, giving tithes is our obedience in Christ. God is our supply and all things belongs to him. We must share our blessings and this is the fruit of our blessing from God that we have sowed. God have commanded us to do what he says coz By Giving we can only recieve God 's blessings. We must love one another as he commanded us to do. He who loves Jesus will keep his commandments until rapture. Thanks God for the blood he shed for us.

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