Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 certainly lead to profit,
but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.
6 Making a fortune through a lying tongue
is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.
7 The violence of the wicked sweeps them away
because they refuse to act justly.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance gained prematurely
will not be blessed ultimately.

Proverbs 8:36

but the one who misses me harms himself;
all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone,
but righteousness rescues from death.

2 Peter 2:3

They will exploit you in their greed with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.

Proverbs 20:14

“It’s worthless, it’s worthless!” the buyer says,
but after he is on his way, he gloats.

Proverbs 22:8

The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 30:8

Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me.
Give me neither poverty nor wealth;
feed me with the food I need.

Jeremiah 17:11

He who makes a fortune unjustly
is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.
In the middle of his days
his riches will abandon him,
so in the end he will be a fool.

Ezekiel 18:31

Throw off all the transgressions you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel?

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Titus 1:11

It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly.

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