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Proverbs 22:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A benevolent eye, the same, shall be blessed,—because he hath given of his bread to the poor.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The good of eye—he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that is inclined to mercy, shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents, shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that [hath] a bountifull eye, shall bee blessed: for hee giueth of his bread to the poore.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that has pity on the poor shall himself be maintained; for he has given of his own bread to the poor. He that gives liberally secures victory an honour; but he takes away the life of them that posses [them].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
that hath a bountiful 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
eye 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
shall be blessed; 1288
{1288} Prime
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
<8792> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 93
for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he giveth 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
of his bread 3899
{3899} Prime
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
to the poor. 1800
{1800} Prime
From H1809; properly dangling, that is, (by implication) weak or thin.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 22:9

_ _ a bountiful eye — that is, a beneficent disposition.

_ _ for he giveth ... poor — His acts prove it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 22:9

_ _ Here is, 1. The description of a charitable man; he has a bountiful eye, opposed to the evil eye (Proverbs 23:6) and the same with the single eye (Matthew 6:22), — an eye that seeks out objects of charity, besides those that offer themselves, — an eye that, upon the sight of one in want and misery, affects the heart with compassion, — an eye that with the alms gives a pleasant look, which makes the alms doubly acceptable. He has also a liberal hand: He gives of his bread to those that need — his bread, the bread appointed for his own eating. He will rather abridge himself than see the poor perish for want; yet he does not give all his bread, but of his bread; the poor shall have their share with his own family. 2. The blessedness of such a man. The loins of the poor will bless them, all about him will speak well of him, and God himself will bless him, in answer to many a good prayer put up for him, and he shall be blessed.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 22:9

He — Who looks upon the wants and miseries of others with compassion.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 22:9

He that hath a bountiful (f) eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

(f) He that is merciful and liberal.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
He that hath a bountiful eye:
Heb. Good of eye,
Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: ... For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
Deuteronomy 28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from [their] desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; ... If his loins have not blessed me, and [if] he were [not] warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
Psalms 41:1-3 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. ... The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Psalms 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. ... Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
Isaiah 58:7-12 [Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? ... And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: ... And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Luke 6:35-38 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil. ... Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians 8:1-2 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; ... How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. ... Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; ... Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Hebrews 6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
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