Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

The labor of the righteous tends to life; the fruit of the wicked tends to sin.

New American Standard Bible

The wages of the righteous is life,
The income of the wicked, punishment.

King James Version

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Holman Bible

The labor of the righteous leads to life;
the activity of the wicked leads to sin.

International Standard Version

Honorable wages lead to life; the salaries of the wicked, to retribution.

A Conservative Version

The labor of a righteous man produces life. The fruit of a wicked man [is] to sin.

American Standard Version

The labor of the righteous tendeth to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.

Amplified


The wages of the righteous [the upright, those in right standing with God] is [a worthwhile, meaningful] life,
The income of the wicked, punishment.

Bible in Basic English

The work of the upright gives life: the increase of the evil-doer is a cause of sin.

Darby Translation

The labour of a righteous man tendeth to life; the revenue of a wicked man, to sin.

Julia Smith Translation

The labors of the just one, to life: the increase of the unjust to sin.

King James 2000

The labor of the righteous leads to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wage of the righteous [leads] to life; the gain of the wicked to sin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The righteous laboureth to do good; but the ungodly useth his increase unto sin.

NET Bible

The reward which the righteous receive is life; the recompense which the wicked receive is judgment.

New Heart English Bible

The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.

The Emphasized Bible

The labour of the righteous, leadeth to life, the increase of the lawless, to sin.

Webster

The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

World English Bible

The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּעלּה 
P@`ullah 
Usage: 14

of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

the fruit
תּבוּאה 
T@buw'ah 
Usage: 42

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty. 16 The labor of the righteous tends to life; the fruit of the wicked tends to sin. 17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life; but he who refuses reproof goes astray.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:18-19

The wicked makes a deceitful wage; but one sowing righteousness has a sure reward.

John 6:27

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you. For God the Father sealed Him.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58

So that, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not without fruit in the Lord.

Galatians 6:7-9

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that he also will reap.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who takes souls is wise.

Isaiah 3:10-11

Say to the righteous that it is well; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Matthew 7:17-18

Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

Matthew 12:33-34

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies;

2 Timothy 2:17-18

And their word will eat like a gangrene; among whom are Hymeneus and Philetus,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and seducers will go forward to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

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