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Proverbs 15:27

    Proverbs 15:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life.

    Webster's Revision

    He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.

    World English Bible

    He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth gifts shall live.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:27

    He that is greedy of gain - He who will be rich; troubleth his own house - he is a torment to himself and his family by his avariciousness and penury, and a curse to those with whom he deals.

    But he that hateth gifts - Whatever is given to pervert judgment.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:27

    Gifts - There is a special application to the office of the judge. The Aramaic Targum paraphrases the first words of this passage as: "he who gathers the mammon of unrighteousness," using the words with special reference to wealth obtained by unjust judgments. May we infer that Christ's adoption of that phrase Luke 16:9 had a point of contact with this proverb, through the version then popularly used in the synagogues of Palestine?