Proverbs 22:9

“He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that hath a bountifull eye, shall bee blessed: for hee giueth of his bread to the poore.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Humble warrior goddess
    This knowledge is very much needed for me. Makes me think about alot of things. I wish my son could'hve understood the part about keeping guard over the influences we encounter. He is now incarcerated for making a bad decision and before he knew or met certain people, he was a good kid. Praying he doesnt have to do to much time. He's only 21
  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows that parents need to train children with Bible principles.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:6 TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT 22:15 FOOLISHNESS IS BOUND IN THE HEART OF A CHILD BUT THE ROD OF CORRECTION SHALL DRIVE IT FAR FROM HIM DEUTERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO --- OUR CHILDREN --- FOREVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSEL AND KNOWLEDGE 22:21 THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE*****2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED
  • A disciple
    Mimi; This Proverb has to do with keeping guard over what kind of influences we will encounter, so not to let a bad character or behavior rub off on us. This is not really the case when someone is abusive or violent toward us; but for in a social setting, as of among friends and coworkers, etc. If someone is hurting you, you have to get away from that person to a safe place, and get help quickly!
  • Mr. Smith
    Mimi. The verse is saying literally, "don't be like" the angry/furious man or you might learn to be the same way. "Make no friendship with" is saying, "don't show that you approve" of the behavior. You can take authority over the spirit of anger in Jesus name. Also pray in the spirit (Rom 8:26-27). If there is physical abuse, get out and get help. You're not to be a door mat or punching bag.

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