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Proverbs 20:21

    Proverbs 20:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; But the end thereof shall not be blessed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A heritage may be got quickly at first, but the end of it will not be a blessing.

    Webster's Revision

    An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; But the end thereof shall not be blessed.

    World English Bible

    An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

    Definitions for Proverbs 20:21

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:21

    An inheritance - gotten hastily - Gotten by speculation; by lucky hits; not in the fair progressive way of traffic, in which money has its natural increase. All such inheritances are short-lived; God's blessing is not in them, because they are not the produce of industry; and they lead to idleness, pride, fraud and knavery. A speculation in trade is a pubiic nuisance and curse. How many honest men have been ruined by such!

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:21

    Or, An inheritance gotten hastily (greedily sought after by unjust means) at the beginning, the end thereof shall not be blessed. Another reading gives, "an inheritance loathed, (compare Zechariah 11:8), or with a curse upon it." The King James Version agrees with the versions.