Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.

International Standard Version

A generous person will prosper, and anyone who gives water will receive a flood in return.

A Conservative Version

The generous soul shall be made prosperous, and he who waters shall also be watered himself.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

The liberal person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The soul who is a blessing unto others shall be made fat, and he that fills shall be filled also himself.

Julia Smith Translation

The soul of blessing shall be made fat: also he watering, shall himself drink to the full.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

A person of blessing will be enriched, and he who gives water also will be refreshed.

Modern King James verseion

The soul who gives freely shall be made fat; and he who waters shall also be watered himself.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that is liberal in giving, shall have plenty; and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself.

NET Bible

A generous person will be enriched, and the one who provides water for others will himself be satisfied.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The liberal soul, shall he enriched, and, he that refresheth, shall himself also be refreshed.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also is watered.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּרכה 
B@rakah 
Usage: 69

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

דּשׁן 
Dashen 
Usage: 11

and he that watereth
רוה 
Ravah 
Usage: 14

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

24 There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. 25 The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. 26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.



Cross References

Matthew 5:7

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Job 29:13-18

"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

Job 31:16-20

"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

Proverbs 28:27

He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands.

Isaiah 58:7-11

"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Matthew 25:34-35

"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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