Proverbs 11:24

“There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more then is meete, but it tendeth to pouertie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Masterprohet
    Let us love our enimies as Christ love us. For their heart shall be convicted of the sin in the presence of God.
  • Sharon Jones
    God bless wicked souls, Thank you Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, The First and the Last, HALLELUJAH!!!
  • Abel
    Let us. Thank God for his mercy tender loving kindness. John 3:16
  • Appiagyei Francis
    Proverbs11 purely tells Christians to bear fruit,we should win souls for Christ Jesus,Amen.
  • Janet Dixon
    If the wicked fail repent and held the belief that when they die, they will be seated in the bosom of Jesus Christ, they need to think twice. For the wages of sin is DEATH.....
  • Frain Sàin Magee
    Its talking about Humility.

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