Proverbs 21:26
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English Standard Version
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

King James Bible
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

American Standard Version
There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; But the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He longeth and desireth all the day : but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.

English Revised Version
There is that coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.

Webster's Bible Translation
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Proverbs 21:26 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of the wise;

     And a fool of a man squanders it.

The wise spares, the fool squanders; and if the latter enters on the inheritance which the former with trouble and care collected, it is soon devoured. The combination אוצר נחמד ושׁמן [desirable treasure and oil] has something inconcinnate, wherefore the accentuation places אוצר by itself by Mehuppach Legarmeh; but it is not to be translated "a treasure of that which is precious, and oil," since it is punctuated אוצר, and not אוצר; and besides, in that case מחמדּים would have been used instead of נחמד. Thus by אוצר נחמד, a desirable and splendid capital in gold and things of value (Isaiah 23:18; Psalm 19:11); and by שׁמן, mentioned by way of example, stores in kitchen and cellar are to be thought of, which serve him who lives luxuriously, and afford noble hospitality, - a fool of a man (כּסיל אדם, as at Proverbs 15:20), who finds this, devours it, i.e., quickly goes through it, makes, in short, a tabula rasa of it; cf. בּלע, Isaiah 28:4, with בּלּע, 2 Samuel 20:26, and Proverbs 19:28. The suffix of יבלּענּוּ refers back to אוצר as the main idea, or distributively also both to the treasure and the oil. The lxx (θησαυρὸς ἐπιθυμητὸς) ἀναπαύσεται ἐπὶ στόματος σοφοῦ, i.e., ישׁכן בפה חכם, according to which Hitzig corrects; but the fool, he who swallows down "the precious treasure with a wise mouth," is a being we can scarcely conceive of. His taste is not at all bad; why then a fool? Is it perhaps because he takes more in than he can at one time digest? The reading of the lxx is corrected by 20b.

Proverbs 21:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

coveteth

Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel...

1 Thessalonians 2:5-9 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness...

the righteous

Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Luke 6:30-36 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again...

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

2 Corinthians 8:7-9 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us...

2 Corinthians 9:9-14 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains for ever...

Cross References
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Ephesians 4:28
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

2 Samuel 17:29
honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, "The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness."

Psalm 37:26
He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.

Psalm 112:5
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

Psalm 112:9
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor.

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