Proverbs 15:27
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New International Version
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.

New Living Translation
Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.

English Standard Version
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

New American Standard Bible
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

King James Bible
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one who hates bribes will live.

International Standard Version
Those who are greedy for unjust gain bring trouble into their homes, but the person who hates bribes will live.

NET Bible
The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that accepts a bribe destroys his soul and he that hates taking a bribe has Life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble to his family, but whoever hates bribes will live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates bribes shall live.

American King James Version
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.

American Standard Version
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

English Revised Version
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

World English Bible
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.

Young's Literal Translation
A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:25. Pride is the ruin of multitudes. But those who are in affliction God will support. 26. The thoughts of wicked men offend Him who knows the heart. 27. The covetous man lets none of his family have rest or enjoyment. And greediness of gain often tempts to projects that bring ruin. 28. A good man is proved to be a wise man by this; he governs his tongue well.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house (Proverbs 11:29). The special reference is doubtless to venal judges, who wrested judgment for lucre. Such malefactors were often reproved by the prophets (see Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 10:1, etc.; Micah 3:11; Micah 7:3). But all ill-gotten gain brings sure retribution. The Greeks have many maxims to this effect. Thus -

Κέρδη πομηρὰ ζημίαν ἀεὶ φέρει And again -

Τὰ δ αἰσχρὰ κέρδη συμφορὰς ἐργάζεται

"Riches ill won bring ruin in their train." An avaricious man troubles his house in another sense. He harasses his family by niggardly economies and his domestics by overwork and underfeeding, deprives his household of all comfort, and loses the blessing of God upon a righteous use of earthly wealth. The word "troubleth" (akar, "to trouble") reminds one of the story of Achan, who, in his greed, appropriated some of the spoil of the banned city Jericho, and brought destruction upon himself and his family, when, in punishment of the crime, he and all his were stoned in the Valley of Achor (Joshua 7:25). So the covetousness of Gehazi caused the infliction of the penalty of leprosy upon himself and his children (2 Kings 5:27). Professor Plumptre ('Speaker's Commentary,' in loc.) notes that the Chaldee Targum paraphrases this clause, referring especially to lucre gained by unrighteous judgments, thus: "He who gathers the mammon of unrighteousness destroys his house;" and he suggests that Christ's use of that phrase (Luke 16:9) may have had some connection with this proverb through the version then popularly used in the Palestinian synagogues. He that hateth gifts shall live (comp. Ecclesiastes 7:7). Primarily this refers to the judge or magistrate who is incorruptible, and gives just judgment, and dispenses his patronage without fear or favour; he shall "prolong his days" (Proverbs 28:16), And in all cases a man free from covetousness, who takes no bribes to blind his eyes withal, who makes no unjust gains, shall pass a long and happy life undisturbed by care. We see here a hope of immortality, to which integrity leads. The LXX., with the view of making the two clauses more marked in antithesis, restricts the application thus: "The receiver of gifts destroyeth himself; but he who hateth the receiving of gifts liveth." The Vulgate and Septuagint, after this verse, introduce a distich which recurs in Proverbs 16:6. The Septuagint transposes many of the verses at the end of this chapter and the beginning of the next.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house,.... Or "that covets a covetousness" (t), an evil one, as in Habakkuk 2:9; that seeks riches by unlawful means, that gathers the mammon of falsehood, or unrighteousness, as the Targum; he entails a curse and brings ruin and destruction upon his family; the Septuagint and Arabic versions are, he "destroys himself"; or "his own soul", as the Syriac version; it may be understood of a man that is over anxious and eager to be rich, and hurries on business, and gives his servants no proper time for food and rest; See Gill on Proverbs 11:29;

but he that hateth gifts shall live; that rejects them with abhorrence, when offered to bribe him to pervert judgment, or to do an unjust thing; otherwise gifts may be lawfully received from one friend by another; the sin is when they are given and taken for the sake of doing what is base and sinful; and a man that shakes his hand from receiving gifts on such a basis, he and his family shall prosper and increase in worldly things; and, doing this from a right principle of grace, shall live comfortably in a spiritual sense, and thrive and flourish in his soul, and live an eternal life hereafter; see Psalm 16:5.

(t) "appetens concupiscentiam", Montanus; "qui avaritiam inhiat" Tigurine version; "concupiscens concupiscentiam", Vatablus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. (Compare Pr 11:17). Avarice brings trouble to him and his.

hateth gifts—or, "bribes" (Ex 23:8; Ps 15:5), and is not avaricious.

Proverbs 15:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
26Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasant words are pure. 27He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. 28The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Exodus 23:8
"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

Deuteronomy 16:19
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.

1 Samuel 12:3
Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right."

Proverbs 1:19
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.

Proverbs 11:29
Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

Proverbs 15:26
The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight.

Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.

Proverbs 28:25
The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper.

Isaiah 33:15
Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil--
Treasury of Scripture

He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.

he that is

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes …

Proverbs 11:19,29 As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it …

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

Deuteronomy 7:26 Neither shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you …

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

Joshua 7:11,12,24,25 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which …

1 Samuel 8:3-5 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, …

2 Kings 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall stick to you, and to your seed for ever…

Isaiah 5:8-10 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till …

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets …

Habakkuk 2:9-11 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he …

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

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Proverbs 28:16 The prince that wants understanding is also a great oppressor: but …

Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts …

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as …

Exodus 23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

Isaiah 33:15,16 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises …

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