Proverbs 11:24-25
יֵשׁ מְפַזֵּר וְנוֹסָף עוֹד וְחוֹשֵׂךְ מִיֹּשֶׁר אַךְ לְמַחְסוֹר: נֶפֶשׁ בְּרָכָה תְדֻשָּׁן וּמַרְוֶה גַּם הוּא יוֹרֶא:
One gives generously and ends with more. Another stints on doing the right thing and incurs a loss. A generous person enjoys prosperity; one who satisfies others shall themselves be sated. [JPS translation . Edited for gender neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What principles of personal conduct emerge from this text?

2. What is the logic behind this statement? Do you agree?

3. Are there exceptions to this principle?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)