Proverbs 28:20
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English Standard Version
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

King James Bible
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

American Standard Version
A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.

English Revised Version
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

Webster's Bible Translation
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Proverbs 28:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

14 Well is it with the man who feareth always;

     But he that is stiff-necked shall fall into mischief.

The Piel פּחד occurs elsewhere only at Isaiah 51:13, where it is used of the fear and dread of men; here it denotes the anxious concern with which one has to guard against the danger of evil coming upon his soul. Aben Ezra makes God the object; but rather we are to regard sin as the object, for while the truly pious is one that "fears God," he is at the same time one that "feareth evil." The antithesis extends beyond the nearest lying contrast of fleshly security; this is at the same time more or less one who hardens or steels his heart (מקשׁה לבּו), viz., against the word of God, against the sons of God in his heart, and against the affectionate concern of others about his soul, and as such rushes on to his own destruction (יפּול בּרעה, as at Proverbs 17:20).

Proverbs 28:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

faithful

Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, which is the king's son in law...

Nehemiah 7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man...

Psalm 101:6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

Psalm 112:4-9 To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous...

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Luke 16:1,10-12 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...

1 Corinthians 4:2-5 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful...

Revelation 2:10,13 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

but

Proverbs 28:22 He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.

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

Proverbs 23:4 Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

innocent or unpunished

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Cross References
Matthew 24:45
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

Matthew 25:21
His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'

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.

Proverbs 10:6
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 19:2
Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 20:21
An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 23:4
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

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