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.
Proverbs 1:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA 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.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square;
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