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Proverbs 13:22

    Proverbs 13:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The heritage of the good man is handed down to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the upright man.

    Webster's Revision

    A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

    World English Bible

    A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:22

    A good man leaveth an inheritance - He files many a prayer in heaven in their behalf, and his good example and advices are remembered and quoted from generation to generation. Besides, whatever property he left was honestly acquired, and well-gotten goods are permanent. The general experience of men shows this to be a common case; and that property ill-gotten seldom reaches to the third generation. This even the heathens observed. Hence:

    De male quaesitis non gaudet tertius haeres.

    "The third generation shall not possess the goods that have been unjustly acquired."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:22

    An expression of trust, that in the long run the anomalies of the world are rendered even (compare the marginal references). The heaped up treasures of the wicked find their way at last into the hands of better men.