Proverbs 21:6
Good News Translation
The riches you get by dishonesty soon disappear, but not before they lead you into the jaws of death.

Contemporary English Version
Cheating to get rich is a foolish dream and no less than suicide.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.

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He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.

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Proverbs 10:2 The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:11 Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase.

Proverbs 20:14,21 It is naught, it is naught, saith every buyer: and when he is gone away, then he will boast. . . .

Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.

Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity, and lying words. Give me neither beggary, nor riches: give me only the necessaries of life:

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge hath hatched eggs which she did not lay: so is he that hath gathered riches, and not by right: in the midst of his days he shall leave them, and in his latter end he shall be a fool.

1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .

Titus 1:11 Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.

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Proverbs 8:36 Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven pillars.

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed, and make to yourselves a new heart, and a new spirit: and why will you die, O house of Israel?

Context
The King's Heart
5The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want. 6He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.7The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment.…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:36
Wisdom hath built herself a house, she hath hewn her out seven pillars.

Proverbs 10:2
The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:11
Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase.

Proverbs 20:21
The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing.

Additional Translations
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a deadly pursuit.The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.

He that gathers treasures with a lying tongue pursues vanity on to the snares of death.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vapour driven to and fro; they that seek them seek death.

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro by them that seek death.

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.

The making of treasures by a lying tongue, Is a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
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