Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

An inheritance gained prematurely
will not be blessed ultimately.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

An inheritance gotten hastily at the beginning shall not be blessed in the end.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

A heritage may be got quickly at first, but the end of it will not be a blessing.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

An inheritance greedily gotten in the beginning; and its latter state shall not be

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

An inheritance acquired [hastily] {at the beginning} will not be blessed at its end.

Modern King James verseion

An inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, even the end of it shall not be blessed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The heritage that cometh too hastily at the first, shall not be praised at the end.

NET Bible

An inheritance gained easily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

An inheritance hastily gotten at the beginning, the latter end thereof, shall not bring blessing.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נחלה 
Nachalah 
Usage: 222

at the beginning
ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

but the end
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

Verse Info

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness. 21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end. 22 Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.



Cross References

Job 27:16-17

"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 23:4

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

Proverbs 28:8

He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22

A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

Habakkuk 2:6

"Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, 'Woe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?'

Zechariah 5:4

"I will make it go forth," declares the LORD of hosts, "and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones."

Malachi 2:2

"If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name," says the LORD of hosts, "then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

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