Proverbs 13:11
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New American Standard Bible
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

King James Bible
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Darby Bible Translation
Wealth gotten by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase it.

World English Bible
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Young's Literal Translation
Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.

Proverbs 13:11 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

By vanity - literally, "by a breath," i. e., by a windfall, or sudden stroke of fortune, not by honest labor. The general meaning seems to be that the mere possession of riches is as nothing; they come and go, but the power to gain by skill of hand ("labor") is everything.

Proverbs 13:11 Parallel Commentaries

Practical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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