Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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 The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him. 27 He who is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live. 28 The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.



Cross References

Exodus 23:8

You shall take no bribe, for the bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the testimony and the cause of the righteous.

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy of gain; such [greed for plunder] takes away the lives of its possessors.

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not misinterpret or misapply judgment; you shall not be partial, or 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 shall inherit the wind, and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Jeremiah 17:11

Like the partridge that gathers a brood which she did not hatch and sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches by unjust means and not by right. He will leave them, or they will leave him, in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool.

Exodus 18:21

Moreover, you shall choose able men from all the people -- "God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain -- "and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers.

Deuteronomy 7:26

Neither shall you bring an abomination (an idol) into your house, lest you become an accursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.

Joshua 6:18

But you, keep yourselves from the accursed and devoted things, lest when you have devoted it [to destruction], you take of the accursed thing, and so make the camp of Israel accursed and trouble it.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel has sinned; they have transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. They have taken some of the things devoted [for destruction]; they have stolen, and lied, and put them among their own baggage.

Joshua 7:24-25

And Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan son of Zerah, and the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had; and they brought them to the Valley of Achor.

1 Samuel 8:3-5

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

2 Kings 5:27

Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave to you and to your offspring forever. And Gehazi went from his presence a leper as white as snow.

Proverbs 11:19

He who is steadfast in righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) attains to life, but he who pursues evil does it to his own death.

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance hastily gotten [by greedy, unjust means] at the beginning, in the end it will not be blessed.

Proverbs 28:16

A ruler who lacks understanding is [like a wicked one] a great oppressor, but he who hates covetousness and unjust gain shall prolong his days.

Proverbs 29:4

The king by justice establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts and tribute overthrows it.

Isaiah 5:8-10

Woe to those who join house to house [and by violently expelling the poorer occupants enclose large acreage] and join field to field until there is no place for others and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!

Isaiah 33:15-16

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises gain from fraud and from oppression, who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil.

Habakkuk 2:9-11

Woe to him who obtains wicked gain for his house, [who thinks by so doing] to set his nest on high that he may be preserved from calamity and delivered from the power of evil!

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off from henceforth according to it [the curse written on this subject on the scroll], and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off from henceforth according to it.

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