Proverbs 21:20
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New American Standard Bible
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.

King James Bible
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Darby Bible Translation
There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise man; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.

World English Bible
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

Young's Literal Translation
A treasure to be desired, and oil, Is in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Spendeth it up - literally, swalloweth it. The wise man keeps a store in reserve. He gains uprightly, spends moderately, never exhausts himself. But the proverb may have also a higher application. The wise man stores up all "treasure to be desired" of wisdom, all "oil" of divine influence, which strengthens and refreshes, and so is ready at all times for the work to which the Master calls him. Compare Matthew 25:1-13.

Proverbs 21:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Job 20:15
"He swallows riches, But will vomit them up; God will expel them from his belly.

Job 20:18
"He returns what he has attained And cannot swallow it; As to the riches of his trading, He cannot even enjoy them.

Psalm 112:3
Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.

Proverbs 8:21
To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.

Proverbs 14:24
The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.

Proverbs 22:4
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

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