Proverbs 10:22
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New International Version
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

New Living Translation
The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

English Standard Version
The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

New American Standard Bible
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

King James Bible
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD's blessing enriches, and struggle adds nothing to it.

International Standard Version
The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.

NET Bible
The blessing from the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The blessing of Lord Jehovah makes rich and there shall be no sorrow with it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is the LORD's blessing that makes a person rich, and hard work adds nothing to it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The blessing of the LORD is that which makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

King James 2000 Bible
The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

American King James Version
The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

American Standard Version
The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them.

Darby Bible Translation
The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it.

English Revised Version
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow therewith.

Webster's Bible Translation
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

World English Bible
Yahweh's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.

Young's Literal Translation
The blessing of Jehovah -- it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:22. That wealth which is truly desirable, has no vexation of spirit in the enjoyment; no grief for the loss; no guilt by the abuse of it. What comes from the love of God, has the grace of God for its companion. 23. Only foolish and wicked men divert themselves with doing harm to others, or tempting to sin. 24. The largest desire of eternal blessings the righteous can form, will be granted. 25. The course of prosperous sinners is like a whirlwind, which soon spends itself, and is gone. 26. As vinegar sets the teeth on edge, and as the smoke causes the eyes to smart, so the sluggard vexes his employer. 27,28. What man is he that loves life? Let him fear God, and that will secure to him life enough in this world, and eternal life in the other.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - The blessing of the Lord. The Septuagint adds, "upon the head of the righteous," as in Ver. 6. Not chance and luck, not even industry and labour, but God giveth the increase (Ecclesiastes 5:18, 19). He addeth no sorrow with it; i.e. with the Blessing. In acquiring and in using wealth thus blessed, the good man is contented and happy, while unsanctified fiches bring only trouble and vexation. But this seems rather feeble, and it is better to render, "And a man's own labor addeth nothing thereto." A man's own work must not be regarded as an equal cause of prosperity with the favour of God. This sentiment is in accordance with Psalm 127:1, 2, "Except the Lord build the house, their labour is but lost that build it so he giveth unto his beloved in sleep" - what others vainly labour for God giveth to the righteous without toil. The rendering of the clause, "Trouble is of no avail without it," is scarcely warranted by the wording of the text.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,.... In the diligent use of means; see Proverbs 10:4; riches are from the Lord, and should be acknowledged as such, and not attributed to the industry, diligence, sagacity, and merit of men; but should be looked upon as had through the blessing of the Lord upon the labours of men; and when they come this way they come as a blessing, and with one: it may be understood of being made rich in a spiritual sense; it is the blessing, good will, and favour of God, that makes men rich in Christ; that bestows upon them his unsearchable riches; that enriches them with all spiritual blessings in him; that makes them rich in faith and in good works, and with the riches of grace and of glory;

and he addeth no sorrow with it; no sorrow goes along with the blessing, but what is a blessing itself, as one observes; riches enjoyed through the blessing of God are not attended with that sorrow in getting, keeping, and losing them, as the riches of wicked men unlawfully gotten are; see 1 Timothy 6:9; for as the good man comes by them easily, without any anxious care and sinful solicitude, he seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness, all these things are added to him, over and above, without much thought about them, or expectation of them, Matthew 6:33; so it is with great delight, pleasure, and cheerfulness, he enjoys them, and readily communicates them to others; while the wicked man is full of anxiety, distress, and sorrow; see Ecclesiastes 5:12. This is eminently true of spiritual riches; there is no sorrow attending them; the fruit and effect of them are peace, joy, and comfort.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. it maketh, &c.—"it" is emphatic. Riches from God are without the sorrow of ill-gotten wealth (compare Ec 2:21-23; 1Ti 6:9, 10, 17).

Proverbs 10:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
21The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding. 22It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it. 23Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:35
The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 26:12
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.

Genesis 26:13
The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.

Deuteronomy 8:18
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

Deuteronomy 26:10
and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, LORD, have given me." Place the basket before the LORD your God and bow down before him.

Deuteronomy 28:11
The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity--in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground--in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

2 Chronicles 25:9
Amaziah asked the man of God, "But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?" The man of God replied, "The LORD can give you much more than that."

Proverbs 8:21
bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.

Proverbs 14:24
The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.

Daniel 1:15
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.
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The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

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Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis 14:23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that …

Genesis 24:35 And the LORD has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: …

Genesis 26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred …

Deuteronomy 8:17,18 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has …

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up…

Psalm 37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that …

Psalm 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffers …

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of …

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Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end …

Proverbs 28:22 He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that …

Joshua 6:18 And you, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest …

Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: …

1 Kings 21:19 And you shall speak to him, saying, Thus said the LORD, Have you …

2 Kings 5:26,27 And he said to him, Went not my heart with you, when the man turned …

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Habakkuk 2:6-12 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting …

Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, said the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter …

James 1:1-5 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …

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