Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

King James Version

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Holman Bible

The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household,
but the one who hates bribes will live.

International Standard Version

Those who are greedy for unjust gain bring trouble into their homes, but the person who hates bribes will live.

A Conservative Version

He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.

American Standard Version

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.

Amplified

He who is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Bible in Basic English

He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life.

Darby Translation

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.

Julia Smith Translation

He plundering plunder troubled his house; and he hating gifts shall live.

King James 2000

He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates bribes shall live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who makes trouble for his house [is] he who is greedy for unjust gain, but he who hates bribes will live.

Modern King James verseion

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The covetous man rooteth up his own house; but whoso hateth rewards, shall live.

NET Bible

The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.

New Heart English Bible

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.

The Emphasized Bible

He, troubleth his own house, who graspeth with greed, but, he that hateth gifts, shall live.

Webster

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

World English Bible

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.

Youngs Literal Translation

A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that is greedy
בּצע 
Batsa` 
Usage: 17

of gain
בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

עכר 
`akar 
Usage: 14

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

but he that hateth
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

מתּנה 
Mattanah 
gifts, as he is able
Usage: 17

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

26 Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure. 27 He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.



Cross References

Exodus 23:8

"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Deuteronomy 16:19

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 11:29

He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.

Jeremiah 17:11

"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."

Exodus 18:21

"Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

Deuteronomy 7:26

"You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it come under the ban; you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it, for it is something banned.

Joshua 6:18

"But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things under the ban, so that you do not covet them and take some of the things under the ban, and make the camp of Israel accursed and bring trouble on it.

Joshua 7:11-12

"Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things.

Joshua 7:24-25

Then Joshua and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the mantle, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent and all that belonged to him; and they brought them up to the valley of Achor.

1 Samuel 8:3-5

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

2 Kings 5:27

"Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever." So he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

Proverbs 11:19

He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 28:16

A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.

Proverbs 29:4

The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.

Isaiah 5:8-10

Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!

Isaiah 33:15-16

He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

Habakkuk 2:9-11

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

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