24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

26 People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God's blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 11:24-26

Commentary on Proverbs 11:24

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A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing.

Commentary on Proverbs 11:25

(Read Proverbs 11:25)

Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren.

Commentary on Proverbs 11:26

(Read Proverbs 11:26)

We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage.