New American Standard Bible
The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.
King James Bible
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh.
World English Bible
The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
A kind man is rewarding his own soul, And the fierce is troubling his own flesh.
Proverbs 11:17 Parallel
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
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