Proverbs 1:13
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New International Version
we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;

New Living Translation
Think of the great things we'll get! We'll fill our houses with all the stuff we take.

English Standard Version
we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;

New American Standard Bible
We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil;

King James Bible
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We'll find all kinds of valuable property and fill our houses with plunder.

International Standard Version
We'll find all kinds of valuable wealth, and we'll fill our houses with spoil.

NET Bible
We will seize all kinds of precious wealth; we will fill our houses with plunder.

New Heart English Bible
We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We will find all his wealth and his stuff and fill our houses with loot;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We'll find all kinds of valuable possessions. We'll fill our homes with stolen goods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We shall find all precious substance, We shall fill our houses with spoil;

New American Standard 1977
We shall find all kinds of precious wealth,
            We shall fill our houses with spoil;

Jubilee Bible 2000
We shall find all kinds of riches, we shall fill our houses with spoil.

King James 2000 Bible
We shall find all kinds of precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

American King James Version
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

American Standard Version
We shall find all precious substance; We shall fill our houses with spoil;

Douay-Rheims Bible
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils.

Darby Bible Translation
we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

English Revised Version
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil;

Webster's Bible Translation
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

World English Bible
We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil.

Young's Literal Translation
Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses with spoil,
Verse 13. - We shall find all precious substance. This verse carries on the proposal of the sinners one step further, and puts forward a third enticement, viz. that of' the profit of crime, or the prospect of immediate riches, before youth to join in crime. A short cut to wealth, and to the acquirement of that which costs others long years of steady application and carefulness, is a strong inducement (Wardlaw). We shall find; נִמְצָא (nim'tza), from מָצָא (matza), properly "to reach to," and "to find," in the sense of "to come upon;" cf. Latin invenio. Substance (הון, hon); i.e. substance in the sense of riches. The radical meaning of הוּן (hun), from which it is derived, is the same as in the Arabic word, "to be light, easy, to be in easy circumstances, and so to be rich" (Gesenius). In its abstract sense, hon, "substance," means ease, comfort, and concretely riches which bring about that result (see also Fleischer, as quoted by Delitzsch); cf. the LXX. κτῆσις, i.e. collectively, possessions, property. The Piscatoris Version, for "precious substance," reads divitias, "riches." Precious; יָקָר (yakar), properly " heavy," is found with הון (hon), "substance," in Proverbs 12:27 and Proverbs 24:4. The collocation of the ideas of lightness and heavineess in these two words is striking, but we need not necessarily suppose that any oxymoron is intended, as Schnltens. Such combinations occur in other languages, and reside more in the radical meanings of the words than in the mind or intention of the writer or speaker. We shall fill our houses with spoil; i.e. they promise not only finding, but full possession (Gejerus, Muffet). Spoil; שָׁלָל (shalal), from שָׁלַל (shalal), same as the Arabic verb "to draw," and hence "to strip off' (Gesenius); and equivalent to the Greek σκῦλα (LXX.), the arms stripped off a slain enemy, spoils, and the Latin spolia (Vulgate). Shalal is used generally, as here, for "prey," "booty" (Genesis 49:27; Exodus 15:9). Our gains, say the robbers, will not only be valuable, but numerous and plentiful. We shall find all precious substance,.... Among one or another we meet with; gold and silver and precious stones, everything that is valuable; not considering that hereby they were in danger of losing the more precious substance, their immortal souls; and the most precious substance of all, the enjoyment of God, and happiness with him to all eternity, which is the "more enduring substance": the things of this world, properly speaking, are not substance, though wicked men so judge them; they are things that are not; nor are they "precious", in comparison of spiritual and heavenly things; but they are what carnal men set a high price and value upon, and risk the loss of their name, lives, and souls for;

we shall fill our houses with spoil; Aben Ezra interprets this of garments; but it may not only design the garments taken from the persons robbed and killed; but also their money, commodities, and goods they were travelling with, which in time would be so large as to fill everyone of their houses; covetousness lies at the bottom of all this wickedness; the love of money is the root of all evil. 1:10-19 Wicked people are zealous in seducing others into the paths of the destroyer: sinners love company in sin. But they have so much the more to answer for. How cautious young people should be! Consent thou not. Do not say as they say, nor do as they do, or would have thee to do; have no fellowship with them. Who could think that it should be a pleasure to one man to destroy another! See their idea of worldly wealth; but it is neither substance, nor precious. It is the ruinous mistake of thousands, that they overvalue the wealth of this world. Men promise themselves in vain that sin will turn to their advantage. The way of sin is down-hill; men cannot stop themselves. Would young people shun temporal and eternal ruin, let them refuse to take one step in these destructive paths. Men's greediness of gain hurries them upon practices which will not suffer them or others to live out half their days. What is a man profited, though he gain the world, if he lose his life? much less if he lose his soul?
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