Proverbs 11:28
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New International Version
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

New Living Translation
Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.

English Standard Version
Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

New American Standard Bible
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

King James Bible
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.

International Standard Version
The person who trusts in his wealth will fall, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves.

NET Bible
The one who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that trusts upon his wealth will fall, and the righteous ones will bud like leaves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever trusts his riches will fall, but righteous people will flourish like a green leaf.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that trusts in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

King James 2000 Bible
He that trusts in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

American King James Version
He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

American Standard Version
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the just shall spring up as a green leaf.

Darby Bible Translation
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a leaf.

English Revised Version
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

World English Bible
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:28. The true believer is a branch of the living Vine. When those that take root in the world wither, those who are grafted into Christ shall be fruitful. 29. He that brings trouble upon himself and his family, by carelessness, or by wickedness, shall be unable to keep and enjoy what he gets, as a man is unable to hold the wind, or to satisfy himself with it. 30. The righteous are as trees of life; and their influence upon earth, like the fruits of that tree, support and nourish the spiritual life in many. 31. Even the righteous, when they offend on earth, shall meet with sharp corrections; much more will the wicked meet the due reward of their sins. Let us then seek those blessings which our Surety purchased by his sufferings and death; let us seek to copy his example, and to keep his commandments.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - There are many expressions in this and the following verses which recall Psalm 1. He that trusteth in his riches shall fall (Proverbs 10:2; Psalm 49:6, 7; Psalm 52:7; Ecclus. 5:8). Wealth is of all things the most uncertain, and leads the heart astray from God (1 Timothy 6:17). As a branch; "as a leaf" (Psalm 1:8; Isaiah 34:4). The righteous grow in grace and spiritual beauty, and bring forth the fruit of good works. Septuagint, "He who layeth hold on what is righteous [or, 'helpeth the righteous'] shall spring up (ἀνατελεῖ)."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall,.... As leaves in autumn, which are withered and dry. To trust in riches is to trust in uncertain things; things not to be depended on, being here today and gone tomorrow; it is like leaning upon a broken staff, which giving way, the person falls: and so the fall of Babylon will be, while she is trusting in and boasting of her riches and grandeur, Revelation 18:7;

but the righteous shall flourish as a branch; that abides in the tree, is alive and green, full of leaves, and laden with fruit: so the righteous are as branches in Christ, and receive life and nourishment from him, and abide in him; and bring forth fruit and flourish, like palm trees and cedars, in the house of the Lord, and grow in every grace, and in the knowledge of Christ; see Jeremiah 17:7.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. (Compare Pr 10:15; Ps 49:6; 1Ti 6:17).

righteous … branch—(Ps 1:3; Jer 17:8).

Proverbs 11:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
A False Balance is an Abomination
27He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him. 28He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. 29He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.…
Cross References
Mark 10:25
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Psalm 1:3
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 49:6
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

Jeremiah 17:8
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Treasury of Scripture

He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

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Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the …

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, …

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted …

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches …

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers …

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

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Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Psalm 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in …

Psalm 92:12-14 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like …

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land …

Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads …

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