Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

King James Version

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Holman Bible

Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

International Standard Version

Such is the way of all those who seek illicit gain it takes away the lives of those who possess it.

A Conservative Version

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain. It takes away the life of the owners of it.

American Standard Version

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Amplified

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain; such [greed for plunder] takes away the lives of its possessors.

Bible in Basic English

Such is the fate of everyone who goes in search of profit; it takes away the life of its owners.

Darby Translation

So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain which takes away the life of those who possess it.

Julia Smith Translation

So the ways of every one plundering plunder; he will take the soul of those possessing it.

King James 2000

So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of its owners.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus are the ways of all who are greedy [for] gain-- it will take the life of its possessors.

Modern King James verseion

So are the ways of everyone who gains unjust gain; it takes away its owners' life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

These are the ways of all such as be covetous, that one would ravish another's life.

NET Bible

Such are the ways of all who gain profit unjustly; it takes away the life of those who obtain it!

New Heart English Bible

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.

The Emphasized Bible

Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!

Webster

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; who taketh away the life of its owners.

World English Bible

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.

Youngs Literal Translation

So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So are the ways
ארח 
'orach 
Usage: 59

בּצע 
Batsa` 
Usage: 17

of gain
בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

the life
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

of the owners
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

Verse Info

Context Readings

Advice To The Young

18 But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors. 20 Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;



Cross References

Proverbs 15:27

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

2 Samuel 18:11-13

Then Joab said to the man who had told him, "Now behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a belt."

2 Kings 5:20-27

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."

Job 31:39

If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or have caused its owners to lose their lives,

Proverbs 23:3-4

Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.

Jeremiah 22:17-19

"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Micah 2:1-3

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Micah 3:10-12

Who build Zion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violent injustice.

Habakkuk 2:9

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

Acts 8:19-20

saying, "Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

1 Timothy 3:3

not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

James 5:1-4

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:14-16

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

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