Proverbs 1:19
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New International Version
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.

King James Bible
So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.

World English Bible
So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.

Young's Literal Translation
So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Which taketh away the life - A covetous man is in effect, and in the sight of God, a murderer; he wishes to get all the gain that can accrue to any or all who are in the same business that he follows - no matter to him how many families starve in consequence. This is the very case with him who sets up shop after shop in different parts of the same town or neighborhood, in which he carries on the same business, and endeavors to undersell others in the same trade, that he may get all into his own hand.

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Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.

Proverbs 23:3,4 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat...

2 Samuel 18:11-13 And Joab said to the man that told him, And, behold, you saw him, and why did you not smite him there to the ground...

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian...

Jeremiah 22:17-19 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence...

Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Micah 3:10-12 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity...

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

Acts 8:19,20 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost...

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

James 5:1-4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

2 Peter 2:3,14-16 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

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Job 31:39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

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A Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Preface to the Reader.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Proverbs 15:27
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 1:20
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square;

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