Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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 Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom. 11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 10:2

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

Job 15:28-29

He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.

Job 20:15

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

Job 20:19-22

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Job 27:16-17

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

Psalm 128:2

For you will eat the labor of your hands. You will be happy, and it will 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 stored for the righteous.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds:

Proverbs 28:8

He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22

A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.

Ecclesiastes 5:14

Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.

Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.

Habakkuk 2:6-7

Won't all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, 'Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?'

James 5:1-5

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.

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