Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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 Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness. 21 An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed. 22 Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.



Cross References

Job 27:16-17

If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,

Proverbs 13:22

A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous is the sinner's wealth.

Proverbs 23:4

Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.

Proverbs 28:8

Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.

Proverbs 28:20

A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.

Proverbs 28:22

Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.

Habakkuk 2:6

Do not these -- all of them -- against him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Woe to him who is multiplying what is not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges?

Zechariah 5:4

I have brought it out -- an affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts -- and it hath come in unto the house of the thief, and unto the house of him who hath sworn in My name to a falsehood, and it hath remained in the midst of his house, and hath consumed it, both its wood and its stones.'

Malachi 2:2

If ye hearken not, and if ye lay it not to heart, To give honour to My name, said Jehovah of Hosts, I have sent against you the curse, And I have cursed your blessings, Yea, I have also cursed it, Because ye are not laying it to heart.

1 Timothy 6:9

and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,

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