Proverbs 27:24
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New International Version
for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.

New Living Translation
for riches don't last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.

English Standard Version
for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

New American Standard Bible
For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

King James Bible
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for wealth is not forever; not even a crown lasts for all time.

International Standard Version
because riches don't endure forever, and crowns don't last from one generation to the next.

NET Bible
for riches do not last forever, nor does a crown last from generation to generation.

New Heart English Bible
for riches are not forever, nor does even the crown endure to all generations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because dominion is not forever, neither is it delivered generation to generation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wealth is not forever. Nor does a crown last from one generation to the next.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For riches are not for ever; And doth the crown endure unto all generations?

New American Standard 1977
For riches are not forever,
            Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For riches are not for ever, and does the crown endure to every generation?

King James 2000 Bible
For riches are not forever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

American King James Version
For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

American Standard Version
For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure unto all generations?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.

Darby Bible Translation
for wealth is not for ever; and doth the crown [endure] from generation to generation?

English Revised Version
For riches are not for ever; and doth the crown endure unto all generations?

Webster's Bible Translation
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

World English Bible
for riches are not forever, nor does even the crown endure to all generations.

Young's Literal Translation
For riches are not to the age, Nor a crown to generation and generation.
Study Bible
Do Not Boast about Tomorrow
23Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds; 24For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations. 25When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,…
Cross References
Job 19:9
"He has stripped my honor from me And removed the crown from my head.

Psalm 89:39
You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.

Proverbs 23:5
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and the queen mother, "Take a lowly seat, For your beautiful crown Has come down from your head."

Lamentations 5:16
The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us, for we have sinned!

Ezekiel 21:26
thus says the Lord GOD, 'Remove the turban and take off the crown; this will no longer be the same. Exalt that which is low and abase that which is high.
Treasury of Scripture

For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?

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Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

riches

James 1:10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the …

doth

2 Samuel 7:16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before …

Psalm 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

every generation

(24) For riches are not for ever.--Comp. Proverbs 23:5. So it is well to have a sure source of income, like husbandry or cattle-feeding, upon which to fall back.

Verse 24 - For riches are not forever; as Proverbs 23:5. Money and other kinds of wealth may be lost or wasted; it is therefore expedient to have the resources of agriculture, land and herds, to depend upon. Chosen (Proverbs 15:6), translated "riches," is "strength," "abundance," "treasure laid up." Delitzsch renders, "prosperity;" Septuagint, "A man has not strength and power forever;" Vulgate, Non habebis jugiter potestatem, i.e. "you will not always be able to tend your flocks; infirmity and old age will prevent you." And doth the crown endure to every generation? The crown or diadem, נֵזֶר (nezer), is the symbol of royal authority, or of the highest dignity of the priesthood (Exodus 29:6; Exodus 39:30). These positions are not secure from generation to generation; much less stable, in fact, than the possession of farms and cattle. St. Jerome, Sed corona tribuetur in generationem et generationem, where corona is the headship of the family. Septuagint, "Neither doth he transmit it (his strength) from generation to generation." For riches are not for ever,.... A man cannot be assured of the continuance of them; they are uncertain things, here today and gone tomorrow: wherefore, though a man has a considerable share of them, yet should follow one calling or another; particularly husbandry is recommended, or keeping sheep and cattle, which are increasing; by which means his substance will be continued and augmented, which otherwise is not to be depended on, but in a diligent attendance to business;

and doth the crown endure to every generation? the royal crown, that is not to be depended upon; a king that wears a crown is not sure he shall always wear it, or that it shall be continued to his family one generation after another. And it is suggested, that it is not even beneath such persons to have a regard to their flocks and herds, and the increase of their riches in this way: the Chinese kings, many of them, formerly employed themselves in husbandry, and set examples of industry and diligence to their subjects (t); King Hezekiah provided himself possessions of flocks and herds in abundance, 2 Chronicles 32:28.

(t) Vid. Martin. Hist. Sinica, p. 92, 93, 326. 27:15,16. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain. 17. We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with. And directed to have in view, in conversation, to make one another wiser and better. 18. Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it. God is a Master who has engaged to honour those who serve him faithfully. 19. One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly. Let us carefully watch our own hearts, comparing them with the word of God. 20. Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so. 21. Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him. 22. Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change. 23-27. We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.
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