Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.

New American Standard Bible

It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

King James Version

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Holman Bible

The Lord’s blessing enriches,
and struggle adds nothing to it.

A Conservative Version

The blessing of LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

American Standard Version

The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith.

Amplified

The blessing of the Lord -- "it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].

Bible in Basic English

The blessing of the Lord gives wealth: hard work makes it no greater.

Darby Translation

The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The blessing of the LORD is that which makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Julia Smith Translation

The blessing of Jehovah it will make rich, and it will not add pain with it

King James 2000

The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The blessing of Yahweh makes [one] rich, and he does not increase sorrow with it.

Modern King James verseion

The blessing of Jehovah itself makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The blessing of the LORD, maketh rich men; as for careful travail, it doth nothing thereto.

NET Bible

The blessing from the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.

The Emphasized Bible

The blessing of Yahweh, itself maketh rich, and he addeth no grievance therewith.

Webster

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

World English Bible

Yahweh's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.

Youngs Literal Translation

The blessing of Jehovah -- it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּרכה 
B@rakah 
Usage: 69

of the Lord

Usage: 0

עשׁר 
`ashar 
Usage: 17

and he addeth
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

no sorrow
עצב 
`etseb 
Usage: 7

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

21 What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts. 22 The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it. 23 Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.



Cross References

Genesis 24:35

"The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become wealthy. He has provided him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Genesis 26:12

Isaac received a 100-fold return on what he planted that year in the land he received, because the LORD blessed him.

Psalm 37:22

For those blessed by God will inherit the land, but those cursed by him will be cut off.

Genesis 12:2

I'll make a great nation of your descendants, I'll bless you, and I'll make your reputation great, so that you will be a blessing.

Genesis 13:2

Now Abram had become quite wealthy in livestock, silver, and gold.

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that belongs to you, so you won't be able to say, "I made Abram rich.'

Joshua 6:18

Now as for you, everything has been turned over for destruction. Don't covet or take any of these things. Otherwise, you'll make the camp of Israel itself an object worthy of destruction, and bring trouble on it.

Joshua 7:1-26

Later, the Israelis broke their promise regarding the things that had been turned over to destruction. Carmi's son Achan, grandson of Zabdi and great-grandson of Zerah from the tribe of Judah, appropriated some of the things that had been turned over to destruction. As a result, the LORD became angry with the Israelis.

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD makes people poor and he makes people rich, he brings them low, and he also exalts them.

1 Kings 21:19

Ask the king, "Did you commit murder? And now you're going to steal as well?' Also tell him, "This is what the LORD says: "Where the dogs were licking up Naboth's blood, dogs will also lick up your blood that's right yours!"'"

2 Kings 5:26-27

But Elisha responded, "Didn't my heart break as the man was turning from his chariot to greet you? Is now the time to receive money? To receive clothes? And olive groves, vineyards, sheep, oxen, servants, or female attendants?

Job 27:8-23

For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?

Psalm 107:38

Then he blessed them, and they became numerous; he multiplied their cattle.

Psalm 113:7-8

He lifts the poor person from the dust, raising the needy from the trash pile

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance quickly obtained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end.

Habakkuk 2:6-12

"Will not all of these ridicule him with mocking scorn? They will say, "Woe to the one who hordes for himself what isn't his. How long will you enrich yourself by extortion?'

Zechariah 5:4

"I am bringing this about," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "The curse will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who lies in my name. The curse will remain in his house until that house has been completely destroyed, right down to its timber and stones."

James 5:1-5

Now listen, you rich people! Cry and moan over the miseries that are overtaking you.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

You may say to yourselves, "I have become wealthy by my own strength and by my own ability.'

Proverbs 28:22

The miser is in a hurry to get wealthy, but he isn't aware that poverty will catch up with him.

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