Proverbs 15:27
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English Standard Version
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, 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.

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.

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.

Proverbs 15:27 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 Folly is joy to him that is devoid of understanding;

     But a man of understanding goeth straight forward.

Regarding חסר־לב, vid., at Proverbs 6:32 (cf. libı̂b, which in the Samaritan means "dearly beloved," in Syr. "courageous," in Arab. and Aethiop. cordatus); אישׁ תּבוּנה, Proverbs 10:23, and ישּׁר, with the accus. of the way, here of the going, Proverbs 3:6 (but not Proverbs 11:5, where the going itself is not the subject). In consequence of the contrast, the meaning of 21a is different from that of Proverbs 10:23, according to which sin is to the fool as the sport of a child. Here אוּלת is folly and buffoonery, drawing aside in every kind of way from the direct path of that which is good, and especially from the path of one's duty. This gives joy to the fool; he is thereby drawn away from the earnest and faithful performance of the duties of his calling, and thus wastes time and strength; while, on the contrary, a man of understanding, who perceives and rejects the vanity and unworthiness of such trifling and such nonsense, keeps the straight direction of his going, i.e., without being drawn aside or kept back, goes straight forward, i.e., true to duty, prosecutes the end of his calling. לכת is accus., like Proverbs 30:29, Micah 6:8.

Proverbs 15:27 Parallel Commentaries

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he that is

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof.

Proverbs 11:19,29 As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death...

Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Deuteronomy 7:26 Neither shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be a cursed thing like it: but you shall utterly detest it...

Joshua 6:18 And you, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest you make yourselves accursed, when you take of the accursed thing...

Joshua 7:11,12,24,25 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing...

1 Samuel 8:3-5 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment...

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 there be no place...

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

Habakkuk 2:9-11 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

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

but

Proverbs 28:16 The prince that wants understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

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

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness...

Exodus 23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise...

Isaiah 33:15,16 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes...

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless 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 evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Exodus 23:8
And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am; testify against me before the LORD and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me and I will restore it to you."

Proverbs 1:19
Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.

Proverbs 11:29
Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

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