Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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 only brings quarreling, but those receiving advice are wise. 11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but whoever works diligently increases his prosperity. 12 Delayed hope makes the heart ill, but fulfilled longing is a tree of life.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:21

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

Proverbs 10:2

Nothing good comes from ill-gotten wealth, but righteousness delivers from death.

Job 15:28-29

He will live in devastated towns, in abandoned houses that are about to become heaps of rubble.

Job 20:15

"Though he swallows wealth, he will vomit it; God will dislodge it from his stomach.

Job 20:19-22

because he has crushed and abandoned the poor; he has seized a house that he didn't build.

Job 27:16-17

"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,

Psalm 128:2

You will eat from the work of your hands; you will be happy, and it will go well for you.

Proverbs 13:22-23

A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of the wicked is reserved for the righteous.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Keep well informed of the condition of your flocks and pay attention to your herds,

Proverbs 28:8

Whoever gains wealth by charging exorbitant interest collects it for someone who is kind to the poor.

Proverbs 28:20

The faithful man will prosper with blessings, but whoever is in a hurry to get rich will not escape punishment.

Proverbs 28:22

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

Ecclesiastes 5:14

and that wealth is lost in troubled circumstances. Then a son is born, but there is nothing left for him.

Jeremiah 17:11

As a partridge gathers together eggs that it didn't lay, so is a person who amasses wealth unjustly. In the middle of his life it will leave him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool."

Habakkuk 2:6-7

"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?'

James 5:1-5

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

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