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Proverbs 11:25

    Proverbs 11:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The liberal soul shall be made fat; And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who gives blessing will be made fat, but the curser will himself be cursed.

    Webster's Revision

    The liberal soul shall be made fat; And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

    World English Bible

    The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:25

    The liberal soul shall be made fat - He who gives to the distressed, in the true spirit of charity, shall get a hundred fold from God's mercy. How wonderful is the Lord! He gives the property, gives the heart to use it aright, and recompenses the man for the deed though all the fruit was found from himself!

    He that watereth - A man who distributes in the right spirit gets more good himself than the poor man does who receives the bounty. Thus it is more blessed to give than to receive.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:25

    Liberal soul - literally, "the soul that blesses," i. e., gives freely and fully. The similitudes are both of them essentially Eastern. Fatness, the sleek, well filled look of health, becomes the figure of prosperity, as leanness of misfortune Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 28:25; Psalm 22:29; Isaiah 10:16. Kindly acts come as the refreshing dew and soft rain from heaven upon a thirsty land.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:25

    11:25 Fat - Shall be enriched both with temporal and spiritual blessings.