New American Standard Bible
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
King James Bible
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Darby Bible Translation
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
World English Bible
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
Young's Literal Translation
The making of treasures by a lying tongue, Is a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Vanity - Or, "a breath driven to and fro of those that are seeking death." Another reading of the last words is: "of the snares of death" (compare 1 Timothy 6:9). Some commentators have suggested that the "vapor" or "mist" is the mirage of the desert, misleading those who follow it, and becoming a "net of death."
LibraryEpistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops  . 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
"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
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