Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.
Proverbs 23:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Labour not to be rich - Let not this be thy object. Labour to provide things honest in the sight of God and all men; and if thou get wealth, do not forget the poor, else God's curse will be a canker even in thy gold.
Cease from thine own wisdom - בינתך binathecha, thy own understanding or prudence. The world says, "Get rich if thou canst, and how thou canst." Rem, si possis, recte; si non, quocunque modo rem; "Get a fortune honestly if thou canst; but if not, get one at all events." This is the devil's counsel, and well it is followed; but Solomon says, and God says, "Cease from thine own counsel." Thou hast an immortal soul, and shalt shortly appear before God. Lay up treasure for heaven, and be rich towards God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...
1 Timothy 6:8-10 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content...
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.
Proverbs 26:12 See you a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
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