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Proverbs 11:24

    Proverbs 11:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

    World English Bible

    There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

    Definitions for Proverbs 11:24

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:24

    There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth - The bountiful man, who gives to the poor, never turning away his face from any one in distress, the Lord blesses his property and the bread is multiplied in his hand. To the same purpose the following verse.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:24

    Withholdeth more than is meet - i. e., Is sparing and niggardly where he ought to give. The contrast is stated in the form of a paradox, to which the two following verses supply the answer. Some render, "There is that withholdeth from what is due," i. e., from a just debt, or from the generosity of a just man.