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Proverbs 10:16

    Proverbs 10:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The labor of the righteous tends to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The labor of the righteous tendeth to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The work of the upright gives life: the increase of the evil-doer is a cause of sin.

    Webster's Revision

    The labor of the righteous tendeth to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.

    World English Bible

    The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The labour of the righteous tendeth to life; the increase of the wicked to sin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:16

    The labor of the righteous - The good man labors that he may be able to support life; this is his first object: and then to have something to divide with the poor; this is his next object.

    The fruit of the wicked to sin - This man lives to eat and drink, and his property he spends in riot and excess. God's blessings are cursed to him.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:16

    A warning against the conclusion to seek wealth first of all, which men of lower natures might draw from Proverbs 10:15.

    "Quaerenda pecunia primum est;

    Virtus post nummos?"

    Horace, Ephesians 1. i.53.

    Such an inference is met by the experience, that while wealth gotten by honest industry is not only, like inherited riches a defense, but also a blessing, the seeming profit (rather than "fruit") of the wicked tends to further sin 1 Timothy 6:10, and so to punishment. Compare Romans 6:21.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:16

    10:16 The labour - The fruit of his labour, to the preservation of this life, and obtaining eternal life. Fruit - The fruit of all their labour tends to sin, and serves only for fuel to mens pride and luxury.