Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 for gain;
Greed 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.

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.

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 Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life. 19 Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away! 20 Wisdom, in the open place, soundeth forth, in the broadways, she raiseth her voice;



Cross References

Proverbs 15:27

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

2 Samuel 18:11-13

Then said Joab to the man that was telling him, Lo! since thou sawest him, why didst thou not smite him there, to the ground? then should I have been bound to give thee ten pieces of silver, and a girdle.

2 Kings 5:20-27

Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said - Lo! my lord, hath restrained, this Naaman the Syrian, by not taking at his hand that which he brought! By the life of Yahweh, verily, I will runs after him, and accept of him, something.

Job 31:39

If, the strength thereof, I used to eat, without payment, and, the soul of the holders thereof, I made groan;

Proverbs 23:3-4

Do not crave his dainties, for, the same, are deceitful food.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

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

Jeremiah 22:17-19

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!

Micah 2:1-3

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 3:10-12

Building Zion, with deeds of blood, - and Jerusalem, with perversity.

Habakkuk 2:9

Alas! for him who extorteth an extortion of wrong for his own house, - that he may set on high his nest, that he may be delivered from the grasp of calamity.

Acts 8:19-20

Saying - Give unto me also this authority, - in order that, on whomsoever may lay my hands, he may receive Holy Spirit.

1 Timothy 3:3

Not given to wine, not ready to wound, but considerate, averse to contention, not fond of money,

1 Timothy 6:9-10

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, -

James 5:1-4

Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you:

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 2:14-16

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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