|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.
King James Bible
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
American Standard Version
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up.
Young's Literal Translation
A treasure to be desired, and oil, Is in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.
Proverbs 21:20 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:20 The wise - Wise men lay up desirable treasures for their own use, and for their families. Oil is particularly mentioned, because that was a considerable part of their wealth and treasures in those countries.
Proverbs 21:20 Parallel CommentariesChoice Desirable Desired Devours Dwelling Food Foolish Great Habitation House Oil Precious Spendeth Store Stores Swalloweth Swallows Treasure Value Wasted WiseChoice Desirable Desired Devours Dwelling Food Foolish Great Habitation House Oil Precious Spendeth Store Stores Swalloweth Swallows Treasure Value Wasted WiseThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Job 20:15 They will vomit the wealth they swallowed. God won't let them keep it down.
Job 20:18 They will give back everything they worked for. Their wealth will bring them no joy.
Psalm 112:3 They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever.
Proverbs 8:21 Those who love me inherit wealth. I will fill their treasuries.
Proverbs 14:24 Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness.
Proverbs 22:4 True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.