Proverbs 22:9
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English Standard Version
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is inclined to mercy shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The group of proverbs beginning here terminates at Proverbs 22:7, where, like the preceding, it closes with a proverb of the rich and the poor.

3 The prudent seeth the evil, and hideth himself;

   But the simple go forward, and suffer injury.

This proverb repeats itself with insignificant variations, Proverbs 27:12. The Kerı̂ ונסתּר makes it more conformable to the words there used. The Chethı̂b is not to be read ויסתּר, for this Kal is inusit., but ויסּתר, or much rather ויּסּתר, since it is intended to be said what immediate consequence on the part of a prudent man arises from his perceiving an evil standing before him; he sees, e.g., the approaching overthrow of a decaying house, or in a sudden storm the fearful flood, and betimes betakes himself to a place of safety; the simple, on the contrary, go blindly forward into the threatening danger, and must bear the punishment of their carelessness. The fut. consec. 3a denotes the hiding of oneself as that which immediately follows from the being observant; the two perf. 3b, on the other hand, with or without ו, denote the going forward and meeting with punishment as occurring contemporaneously (cf. Psalm 48:6, and regarding these diverse forms of construction, at Habakkuk 3:10). "The interchange of the sing. and plur. gives us to understand that several or many simple ones are found for one prudent man" (Hitzig). The Niph. of ענשׁ signifies properly to be punished by pecuniary fine (Exodus 21:22) (cf. the post-bibl. קנס, קנס, to threaten punishment, which appears to have arisen from censere, to estimate, to lay on taxes); here it has the general meaning of being punished, viz., of the self-punishment of want of foresight.

Proverbs 22:9 Parallel Commentaries

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he that hath a bountiful eye

Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Deuteronomy 28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you...

Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail...

Psalm 41:1-3 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble...

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days...

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Isaiah 58:7-12 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

Luke 6:35-38 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great...

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully...

1 Timothy 6:18,19 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate...

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Cross References
Luke 14:13
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

2 Corinthians 9:6
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 31:20
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

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