Liberality and its Reflex Advantages
Isaiah 32:8
But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

I. THE SUBJECT, or person spoken of.

II. THE PROPERTY ascribed to him. "He deviseth liberal things."

1. The act. "He deviseth" — the bent and inclination of his mind is set this way. The word may denote two things. Either —

(1)  Serious deliberation about it; or

(2)  readiness of mind to it. Such an one doth not stay till he be provoked or necessitated by others to such kinds of work.

2. The object. "Liberal things," such as become a person of a large and bountiful heart, redounding to the good of mankind.

III. THE BENEFIT or advantage of it. "By liberal things shall he stand." Such persons shall not only be not ruined by their bounty, but shall hereby be confirmed and advanced in all kinds of prosperity.

(Bp. J. Wilkins.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

WEB: But the noble devises noble things; and he will continue in noble things.

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