Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

As a partridge gathereth eggs she did not lay, So is he that maketh riches but not with justice, - In the midst of his days, shall he leave them, And in his latter end, prove to have been base.

New American Standard Bible

“As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid,
So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly;
In the midst of his days it will forsake him,
And in the end he will be a fool.”

King James Version

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Holman Bible

He who makes a fortune unjustly
is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.
In the middle of his days
his riches will abandon him,
so in the end he will be a fool.

International Standard Version

As a partridge gathers together eggs that it didn't lay, so is a person who amasses wealth unjustly. In the middle of his life it will leave him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool."

A Conservative Version

As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right. In the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.

American Standard Version

As the partridge that sitteth on eggs which she hath not laid, so is he that getteth riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.

Amplified


“Like the partridge that hatches eggs which she has not laid,
So is he who makes a fortune in ways that are unjust.
It will be lost to him before his days are over,
And in the end he will be [nothing but] a fool.”

Bible in Basic English

Like the partridge, getting eggs together but not producing young, is a man who gets wealth but not by right; before half his days are ended, it will go from him, and at his end he will be foolish.

Darby Translation

As the partridge sitteth on eggs it hath not laid, so is he that getteth riches and not by right: in the midst of his days shall he leave them, and at his end shall be a fool.

Julia Smith Translation

The partridge brooded and she brought not forth; to make riches and not in judgment, he shall leave them in the half of his days, and in his latter part he shall be foolish.

King James 2000

As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay [is] one who amasses wealth without justice. In the middle of his days it will leave him, and at his end he will [prove to] be a fool."

Modern King James verseion

The quail sits on eggs and does not hatch them; in the same way he who gets riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the middle of his days, and in his end he shall be a fool.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The deceitful maketh a nest, but bringeth forth no young: He cometh by riches, but not righteously. In the midst of his life must he leave them behind him, and at the last be found a very fool.

NET Bible

The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear he was a fool."

New Heart English Bible

As the partridge that sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool."

Webster

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

World English Bible

As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.

Youngs Literal Translation

A partridge hatching, and not bringing forth, Is one making wealth, and not by right, In the midst of his days he doth forsake it, And in his latter end -- he is a fool.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As the partridge
קרא 
Qore' 
Usage: 2

דּגר 
Dagar 
Usage: 2

on eggs, and hatcheth
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

עשׁר 
`osher 
Usage: 37

and not by right
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

them in the midst
חצי 
Chetsiy 
Usage: 125

of his days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

and at his end
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

The Deceitful Heart

10 I - Yahweh, Searching the heart, Testing the affections; And giving to every man According to his way, According to the fruit of his doings. 11 As a partridge gathereth eggs she did not lay, So is he that maketh riches but not with justice, - In the midst of his days, shall he leave them, And in his latter end, prove to have been base. 12 A throne of glory, exalted from the beginning, hath been the place of our sanctuary.



Cross References

Luke 12:20

But God said unto him - Simple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?

Psalm 55:23

But, thou, O God, wilt bring them down to the pit of destruction, Men of bloodshed and deceit, shall not live out half their days; But, I, will trust in thee.

Jeremiah 22:13

Alas! for him who buildeth his house without righteousness, And his roof-chambers without justice, - Of his neighbour, taketh service for nought, And recompense for his work, giveth him not.

Jeremiah 22:17

Verily thou hast neither eyes nor heart, save for thy plundering and for thy shedding of innocent blood, and for oppression and for crushing to do them!

Proverbs 1:18-19

Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life.

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gotten by greed, diminisheth, but, he that gathereth by little, increaseth.

Proverbs 15:27

He, troubleth his own house, who graspeth with greed, but, he that hateth gifts, shall live.

Proverbs 21:6

The gaining of treasures with a tongue of falsehood, is a vapour driven away, they who seek them seek death,

Proverbs 23:5

Wilt thou let thine eye fly thereupon, when it is nothing? for it will, surely make, itself wings, Like an eagle, will it wing its way across the heavens.

Proverbs 28:8

He that increaseth his substance by interest and profit, for one ready to favour the poor, doth gather it.

Proverbs 28:16

A leader, may lack intelligence, yet abound in oppressions, The hater of greed, shall lengthen out days.

Proverbs 28:20

A man of fidelity, aboundeth in blessings, but, one hasting to be rich, shall not be held innocent.

Proverbs 28:22

A man, hasting to be rich, hath an evil eye, and knoweth not when want may overtake him.

Ecclesiastes 5:13-16

Here was an incurable evil, I had seen under the sun, riches kept by the owner thereof, to his hurt;

Isaiah 1:23-24

Thy rulers, are unruly, and companions of thieves, Every one of the people, loveth a bribe, and runneth after rewards, - The fatherless, they do not vindicate, And, the plea of the widow, reacheth them not.

Jeremiah 5:27-28

As, a cage, is full of birds, So, are, their houses, full of unrighteous gain, - For this cause, have they become great and waxen rich:

Ezekiel 22:12-13

Bribes, have they accepted in thee, For the sake of shedding blood,-Interest and increase, hast thou accepted And thou hast overreached thy neighbour by oppression, And me, hast thou forgotten, Declareth My Lord Yahweh.

Hosea 12:7-8

A trafficker! in his hand, are balances of deceit, to oppress, he loveth.

Amos 3:10

Therefore do they not know how to do right, Declareth Yahweh, who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.

Amos 8:4-6

Hear this, ye who pant after the needy, and to make an end of the oppressed of the land:

Micah 2:1-2

Alas for them who devise iniquity and work wickedness upon their beds, - in the light of the morning, they will execute it, for it is in the power of their hand.

Micah 2:9

The wives of my people, ye do even drive out, each from the house of her darlings, - from over her children, ye do take away mine ornament, as long as life shall last.

Micah 6:10-12

Even yet, are there, in the house of the lawless one, the treasures of lawlessness, - and the scant measure - accurst?

Micah 7:3

Of wickedness with both hands to make sure, the ruler, doth make demand - and the judge - for a recompense, - and, as for the great man, he, is putting into words the desire of his soul, So have they woven the net!

Habakkuk 2:6-12

Shall not, these, all of them, against him, take up - a taunt, a mocking poem, enigmatical sentences - concerning him? And say - Alas! for him who maketh abundance in what is not his own, How long? that he should be burdening himself with heavy debts?

Zephaniah 1:9

And I will punish every one who leapeth over the threshold, in that day, - those who fill the house of their lords with violence and deceit.

Zechariah 5:4

therefore have I brought it forth, Declareth Yahweh of hosts, And it shall enter - into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth by my name, falsely, - and it shall roost in the midst of his house, and shall consume it, both the timbers thereof, and the stones thereof.

Zechariah 7:9-13

Thus, spake Yahweh of hosts, saying, - With true justice, give ye judgment, and, lovingkindness and compassions, observe ye, one with another;

Malachi 3:5

Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Malachi 3:5

Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.

1 Timothy 6:9

But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction, -

Titus 1:11

Whose mouths must needs be stopped, men who are upsetting whole houses, teaching the things which ought not to be taught - for the sake of base gain.

James 5:3-5

Your gold and silver, have rusted away, and, their rust, shall be, witness against you, and shall eat your flesh, as fire! Ye have laid up treasure in days of extremity: -

2 Peter 2:3

And, in greed, with forged words, will they, of you, make merchandise: for whom, the sentence from of old, is not idle, and, their destruction, doth not slumber.

2 Peter 2:14

Having, eyes, full of an adulteress, and that cannot rest from sin, enticing unstable souls, having, a heart trained in greed, - children of a curse, -

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