Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.

New American Standard Bible

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

King James Version

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

International Standard Version

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but whoever works diligently increases his prosperity.

A Conservative Version

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but he who gathers by labor shall have increase.

American Standard Version

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.

Amplified

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

Bible in Basic English

Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.

Darby Translation

Wealth gotten by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.

Julia Smith Translation

Wealth from vanity shall be diminished: and he gathering with the hand, shall increase.

King James 2000

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wealth [gained] from haste will dwindle, but he who gathers {little by little} will increase it.

Modern King James verseion

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be taken away, but he who gathers by hand shall increase.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hastily gotten goods are soon spent; but they that be gathered together with the hand, shall increase.

NET Bible

Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away, but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.

New Heart English Bible

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.

World English Bible

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הון 
Hown 
Usage: 26

הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

but he that gathereth
קבץ 
Qabats 
Usage: 127

by labour
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

10 Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
11 Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.
12 Delayed hope makes the heart sick,
but fulfilled desire is a tree of life.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance gained prematurely
will not be blessed ultimately.

Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone,
but righteousness rescues from death.

Job 15:28-29

he will dwell in ruined cities,
in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble.

Job 20:15

He swallows wealth but must vomit it up;
God will force it from his stomach.

Job 20:19-22

For he oppressed and abandoned the poor;
he seized a house he did not build.

Job 27:16-17

Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay—

Psalm 128:2

You will surely eat
what your hands have worked for.
You will be happy,
and it will go well for you.

Proverbs 13:22-23

A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Know well the condition of your flock,
and pay attention to your herds,

Proverbs 28:8

Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest
collects it for one who is kind to the poor.

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man will have many blessings,
but one in a hurry to get rich
will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22

A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

Ecclesiastes 5:14

That wealth was lost in a bad venture, so when he fathered a son, he was empty-handed.

Jeremiah 17:11

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.

Habakkuk 2:6-7

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

James 5:1-5

Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.

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