Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.

King James Version

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

Holman Bible

Making a fortune through a lying tongue
is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.

International Standard Version

A fortune gained by deceit is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.

A Conservative Version

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro by those who seek death.

American Standard Version

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.

Amplified

Securing treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro; those who seek them seek death.

Bible in Basic English

He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.

Darby Translation

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.

Julia Smith Translation

The making treasures by the tongue of falsehood is vanity scattered from those seeking death.

King James 2000

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who makes treasure by a lying tongue [is a] fleeting vapor [and] seeker of death.

Modern King James verseion

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro by those who seek death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso hordeth up riches with the deceitfulness of his tongue: he is a fool, and like unto them that seek their own death.

NET Bible

Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death.

New Heart English Bible

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.

The Emphasized Bible

The gaining of treasures with a tongue of falsehood, is a vapour driven away, they who seek them seek death,

Webster

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro by them that seek death.

World English Bible

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.

Youngs Literal Translation

The making of treasures by a lying tongue, Is a vanity driven away of those seeking death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּעל 
Po`al 
Usage: 37

אוצר 
'owtsar 
Usage: 79

by a lying
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

is a vanity
הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

tossed to and fro of
נדף 
Nadaph 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. 6 The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Proverbs 20:21

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

Proverbs 8:36

"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."

Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Proverbs 20:14

"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Proverbs 30:8

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

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."

Ezekiel 18:31

"Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?

1 Timothy 6:9-10

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.

Titus 1:11

who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

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