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Proverbs 13:11

    Proverbs 13:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.

    Webster's Revision

    Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall have increase.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:11

    Wealth gotten by vanity - Wealth that is not the result of honest industry and hard labor is seldom permanent. All fortunes acquired by speculation, lucky hits, and ministering to the pride or luxury of others, etc., soon become dissipated. They are not gotten in the way of Providence, and have not God's blessing, and therefore are not permanent.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:11

    By vanity - literally, "by a breath," i. e., by a windfall, or sudden stroke of fortune, not by honest labor. The general meaning seems to be that the mere possession of riches is as nothing; they come and go, but the power to gain by skill of hand ("labor") is everything.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 13:11

    13:11 Vanity - By wicked practices.