New American Standard Bible
Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.
King James Bible
Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence:
World English Bible
Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
Young's Literal Translation
Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Cease from thine own wisdom - i. e., "Cease from the use of what is in itself most excellent, if it only serves to seek after wealth, and so ministers to evil." There is no special contrast between "thine own wisdom" and that given from above, though it is of course implied that in ceasing from his own prudence the man is on the way to attain a higher wisdom.
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'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
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A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
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