9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
9 Whoever has a bountiful
9 Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor.
9 He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.
9 Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.
25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
25 The liberal
25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.
25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
(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.
8 But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.
8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
8 But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
8 But those who are noble make noble plans, and stand for what is noble.
8 But a generous man devises generous things, And by generosity he shall stand.
8 But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity.
(Read Isaiah 32:1-8)
Christ our righteous King, and his true disciples, are evidently here intended. The consolations and graces of his Spirit are as rivers of water in this dry land; and as the overhanging rock affords refreshing shade and shelter to the weary traveller in the desert, so his power, truth, and love, yield the believer the only real protection and refreshment in the weary land through which he journeys to heaven. Christ bore the storm himself, to keep it off from us. To him let the trembling sinner flee for refuge; for he alone can protect and refresh us in every trial. See what pains sinners take in sin; they labour at it, their hearts are intent upon it, and with art they work iniquity; but this is our comfort, that they can do no more mischief than God permits. Let us seek to have our hearts more freed from selfishness. The liberal soul devises liberal things concerning God, and desires that He will grant wisdom and prudence, the comforts of his presence, the influence of his Spirit, and in due time the enjoyment of his glory.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:9
Commentary on Proverbs 22:9
(Read Proverbs 22:9)
He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed.