Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom.

New American Standard Bible

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

King James Version

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

Holman Bible

Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;
stop giving your attention to it.

International Standard Version

Don't exhaust yourself acquiring wealth; be smart enough to stop.

American Standard Version

Weary not thyself to be rich; Cease from thine own wisdom.


Weary not yourself to be rich; cease from your own [human] wisdom.

Bible in Basic English

Take no care to get wealth; let there be an end to your desire for money

Darby Translation

Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not labour to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.

King James 2000

Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not tire [in order] to become rich; out of your understanding, [may you] desist

Modern King James verseion

Do not labor to be rich; cease from your own understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take not over great travail and labour to be rich, beware of such a purpose.

NET Bible

Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.

New Heart English Bible

Do not weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not toil to get wealth, of thine own understanding, forbear:


Labor not to be rich: cease from thy own wisdom.

World English Bible

Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.

Youngs Literal Translation

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


Root Form
Usage: 26

not to be rich
Usage: 17

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

3 Thou shalt not long for his dainties: and it is the bread of lies. 4 Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom. 5 Wilt thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it and it is not? for making, it will make to it wings; as an eagle and it flew to the heavens.

Cross References

Proverbs 28:20

A man of faithfulness multiplied blessings: and he hesting to be rich shall not be innocent

Proverbs 3:5

Trust to Jehovah with all thy heart; and thou shalt not lean to thine understanding.

Proverbs 26:12

Sawest thou a man wise in his eyes? hope is for the foolish one more than for him.

Isaiah 5:21

Wo to the wise in their eyes, and knowing before their face.

Romans 12:16

Thinking the same towards one another. Not thinking high things but being led by humble things. Be not wise with yourselves.

Hebrews 13:5

The disposition exempt from avarice; being contented with present circumstances: for he has said, I will not send thee back, nor forsake thee.

Proverbs 3:7

Thou shalt not be wise in thine eyes: fear Jehovah and depart from evil.

Proverbs 15:27

He plundering plunder troubled his house; and he hating gifts shall live.

Matthew 6:19

Treasure not up to you treasures upon earth, where moth and gnawing destroy, and thieves dig through and steal:

John 6:27

Work not for food perishing, but food remaining to eternal life, which the Son of man will give you: for him God the Father sealed.

Romans 11:25

For I will not ye should not know, brethren, this mystery, lest ye be wise with yourselves; for hardness from part has been to Israel, till the filling up of the nations come in.

1 Timothy 6:8-10

And having sustenance and covering, with these let us be contented.

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