Proverbs 28 :22

Proverbs 28 :22 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

American King James Version (AKJV)

He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

American Standard Version (ASV)

he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.

Webster's Revision

He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

World English Bible

A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.

English Revised Version (ERV)

He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Definitions for Proverbs 28 :22

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :22

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :22

The covetous temper leads not only to dishonesty, but to the "evil eye" of envy; and the temper of grudging, carking care, leads him to poverty.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :22

28:22 Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.
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