Proverbs 13:22
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New International Version
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

New Living Translation
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly.

English Standard Version
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

King James Bible
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

International Standard Version
A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of the wicked is reserved for the righteous.

NET Bible
A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good man gives an inheritance to his grandchildren and the wealth of sinners is kept for the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners is stored away for a righteous person.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A good man shall leave an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

King James 2000 Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

American King James Version
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

American Standard Version
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

Darby Bible Translation
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous [man].

English Revised Version
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Webster's Bible Translation
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

World English Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous is the sinner's wealth.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:14. The rule by which the wise regulate their conduct, is a fountain yielding life and happiness. 15. The way of sinners is hard upon others, and hard to the sinner himself. The service of sin is slavery; the road to hell is strewed with the thorns and thistles that followed the curse. 16. It is folly to talk of things of which we know nothing, and to undertake what we are no way fit for. 17. Those that are wicked, and false to Christ and to the souls of men, do mischief, and fall into mischief; but those that are faithful, find sound words healing to others and to themselves. 18. He that scorns to be taught, will certainly be brought down. 19. There are in man strong desires after happiness; but never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls, who will not be persuaded to leave their sins. 20. Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed. 21. When God pursues sinners he is sure to overtake them; and he will reward the righteous. 22. The servant of God who is not anxious about riches, takes the best method of providing for his children. 23. The poor, yet industrious, thrive, though in a homely manner, while those who have great riches are often brought to poverty for want of judgment. 24. He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter. 25. It is the misery of the wicked, that even their sensual appetites are always craving. The righteous feeds on the word and ordinances, to the satisfying of his soul with the promises of the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bread of life.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children. This would be especially notable where a system of temporal rewards and punishments was expected and generally experienced. The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Property unjustly acquired, or wickedly used, is taken from those who have it, and ultimately finds its way into better hands. They cannot keep it, and consequently cannot leave it to their children.

"De male quaesitis non gaudet tertius haeres."

"Ill-gotten wealth no third descendant holds." This has often been the fate of property obtained by the sacrilegious seizure of what was dedicated to God's service. For the general view of the clause, comp. Proverbs 28:8; Job 27:16, 17; Ecclesiastes 2:26; and the case of Jacob (Genesis 31:9), and the Israelites (Exodus 12:35, 36), when "the righteous spoiled the ungodly" (Wisd. 10:20).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children,.... He not only has a sufficiency for the present support of himself and family; but is so prospered and succeeded, as to leave an inheritance after him; and which is continued to and enjoyed, not only by his immediate offspring, but theirs also; for being got honestly, it wears well; see Proverbs 13:11;

and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just; the riches which wicked men get are laid up in the purposes of God for good men; and in his providence they are translated from the one to the other: so the riches of the Egyptians were designed for the Israelites, and by the providence of God were put into their hands; see Job 27:16.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. wealth … just—While good men's estates remain in their families, God so orders that the gains of sinners enure to the just (compare Pr 28:8; Ps 37:18, 22, 26, &c.).

Proverbs 13:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
21Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity. 22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. 23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.…
Cross References
Ezra 9:12
Therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them at any time, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it to your children as an everlasting inheritance.'

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay,

Job 27:17
what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.

Psalm 37:25
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Proverbs 17:6
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

Proverbs 28:8
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Treasury of Scripture

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

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Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Psalm 25:12,13 What man is he that fears the LORD? him shall he teach in the way …

Psalm 102:28 The children of your servants shall continue, and their seed shall …

Psalm 112:2 His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright …

Psalm 128:6 Yes, you shall see your children's children, and peace on Israel.

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Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall …

Job 27:16,17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay…

Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, …

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