Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty. 6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death. 7 The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Proverbs 20:21

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

Proverbs 8:36

But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."

Proverbs 10:2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

2 Peter 2:3

In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn't linger, and their destruction will not slumber.

Proverbs 20:14

"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 30:8

Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me;

Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge that sits on [eggs] which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.

Ezekiel 18:31

Cast away from you all your transgressions, in which you have transgressed; and make yourself a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, house of Israel?

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.

Titus 1:11

whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

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