Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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.

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 Only by pride comes strife: but with the well advised is wisdom. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Proverbs 10:2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

Job 15:28-29

And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, which are ready to become heaps.

Job 20:15

He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

Job 20:19-22

Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away a house which he built not;

Job 27:16-17

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and pile up clothing as the clay;

Psalm 128:2

For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

Proverbs 13:22-23

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.

Proverbs 28:8

He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22

He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.

Ecclesiastes 5:14

But those riches are lost by a bad venture: when he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand.

Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Habakkuk 2:6-7

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increases that which is not his! how long? and to him that loads himself with many pledges!

James 5:1-5

Come now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

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