Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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


Acquiring treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor, the seeking and pursuit of 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.

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.

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 only [lead] to abundance, but all who are hasty, only to want. 6 He who makes treasure by a lying tongue [is a] fleeting vapor [and] seeker of death. 7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, for they refuse to do justice.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth [gained] from haste will dwindle, but he who gathers {little by little} will increase it.

Proverbs 20:21

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

Proverbs 8:36

But he who misses me injures himself. All those who hate me love death."

Proverbs 10:2

Treasures of wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

2 Peter 2:3

And in greediness they will exploit you with false words, whose condemnation [from] long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Proverbs 20:14

"Bad, bad," the buyer will say, but [when] one goes to him, then he will boast.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his anger will fail.

Proverbs 30:8

Keep falsehood and a {lying word} far from me; do not give me poverty or wealth; provide me [with] food [only for] my need.

Jeremiah 17:11

[Like] a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay [is] one who amasses wealth without justice. In the middle of his days it will leave him, and at his end he will [prove to] be a fool."

Ezekiel 18:31

Throw {away from yourselves} all of your transgressions that you committed, and make {for yourselves} a new heart and new spirit, and [so] why will you die, house of Israel?

1 Timothy 6:9-10

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

Titus 1:11

whom it is necessary to silence, whoever are ruining whole families [by] teaching [things] which must not be [taught] for the sake of dishonest gain.

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