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.
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CommentaryBarnes' 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.
LibraryPractical 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.
Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
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