Proverbs 28:22
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New International Version
The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

New Living Translation
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty.

English Standard Version
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

New American Standard Bible
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

King James Bible
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth; he doesn't know that poverty will come to him.

International Standard Version
The miser is in a hurry to get wealthy, but he isn't aware that poverty will catch up with him.

NET Bible
The stingy person hastens after riches and does not know that poverty will overtake him.

New Heart English Bible
A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man with an evil eye hastens to be rich and he does not know that loss has come upon him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A stingy person is in a hurry to get rich, not realizing that poverty is about to overtake him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that hath an evil eye hasteneth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

New American Standard 1977
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth,
            And does not know that want will come upon him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not consider that poverty shall come upon him.

King James 2000 Bible
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.

American King James Version
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

American Standard Version
he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man, that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.

English Revised Version
He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

World English Bible
A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.

Young's Literal Translation
Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
Study Bible
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
21To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress. 22A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him. 23He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 23:6
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
Treasury of Scripture

He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

that hasteth or that hath an evil eye, hasteth to be rich

Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste …

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

an evil

Proverbs 23:6 Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire …

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye …

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil …

and

Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that …

Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that …

Job 20:18-22 That which he labored for shall he restore, and shall not swallow …

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

(22) Hath an evil eye.--Envies others their prosperity, and keeps all he has for himself.

And considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.--For it is "the liberal soul" that "shall be made fat" (Proverbs 11:25), not such as he, who can get no blessing from God.

Verse 22. - He that hasteth to be rich bath an evil eye (see ver. 20); better, the man of evil eye hasteth after riches. The man of evil eye (Proverbs 23:6) is the envious and covetous man; such a one tries to improve his position and raise himself speedily to the height of him whom he envies, and is quite unscrupulous as to the means which he uses to effect his purpose, and keeps all that he gains selfishly to himself. And yet he is really blind to his own best interests (comp Proverbs 20:21). And considereth not that poverty shall come upon him (comp. Proverbs 23:4, 5). His grasping greed brings no blessing with it (Proverbs 11:25), excites others to defraud him, and in the end consigns him to merited poverty. The LXX. here reads somewhat differently, and translates, "An envious man hasteth to be rich, and knows not that the merciful man (chasid instead of cheser) will I,ave the mastery over him," i.e. will take his wealth, as ver. 8. Proverbs concerning hastily gotten wealth have already been given. Here are a few more: Spanish, "Who would be rich in a year gets hanged in half a year;" Italian, "The river does not become swollen with clear water;" says a Scotch proverb, "Better a wee fire to warm as than a meikle fire to burn us." He that hasteth to be rich,.... As every man that is eagerly desirous of riches is; he would be rich at once (z), and cannot wait with any patience in the ordinary course of means:

hath an evil eye; on the substance of others, to get it, right or wrong; is an evil man, and takes evil methods to be rich (a); see 1 Timothy 6:9; or an envious one; is an envious man; as the Septuagint and Arabic versions; he envies others, as the Vulgate Latin version, the riches of other men; he grudges everything that goes beside himself; and that makes him in haste to be rich, that he may be equal to or superior to others: or he is a sordid, avaricious, illiberal man, that will not part with anything for the relief, for others, and is greedy of everything to amass wealth to himself; an evil eye is opposed to a good or bountiful one, that is, to a man that is liberal and generous, Proverbs 22:9;

and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him; for wealth gotten hastily, and especially wrongfully, diminishes, wastes, and comes to nothing in the end; it sometimes flies away as fast as it comes; it has wings to do the one, as well as the other: this the man in haste to be rich does not consider, or he would have taken another method; since this is not the true way of getting and keeping riches, but of losing them, and coming to want; see Proverbs 13:11.

(z) "Nam dives qui fieri vult, et cito vult fieri", Juvenal. Satyr. 14. v. 176. (a) "Sed quae reverentia legum? quis metus, ant pudor est unquam properantis avari?" Juvenal, ib. 22. (Compare Pr 28:20).

evil eye—in the general sense of Pr 23:6, here more specific for covetousness (compare Pr 22:9; Mt 20:15).

poverty … him—by God's providence.28:18. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. 19. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. 20. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. 21. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. 22. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. 23. Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.
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