The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 11:24
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth…
scattereth "his own", as the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and
Arabic versions add: that disperses his money here and there, among
many poor objects, plentifully and liberally; and his substance is so
far from being lessened by such a conduct, that, by the blessing of
God, it is increased more and more; or "become richer", as the Vulgate
Latin; see (Psalms 112:9) . So he that disperses and dispenses the word of
God, and spreads the truths of the Gospel, and freely and fully
preaches them, increases himself in spiritual knowledge and
and [there is] that withholdeth more than is meet;
or, "right" or
"just" F1, by the, laws of God and men; from himself, from his family,
from his friends and relations, and from the poor of the church and of
the world; and from the cause and interest of Christ, and what is
necessary to support that, according to his ability;
but [it tendeth] to poverty,
or "want" F2: such a man is often brought
to beggary; there is a moth and rottenness sent into his substance,
which secretly consume it: so he that withholds any truth or doctrine,
that keeps back anything that may be profitable to the saints; this
tends to the impoverishing: of his soul, and the souls of them that
attend on his ministry.
F1 (rvym) "plus aequo", Vatablus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "plus quam
aequum est", Cocceius; "prae quam rectum est, seu plus aequo",
F2 (rwoxml) "ad egestatem". Junius & Tremellius, Picator; "ad
penuriam", Cocceius; "ad rasam egestatem", Schultens.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 11:24". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=011&verse=024>. 1999.