Proverbs 10:2
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New International Version
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.

King James Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Darby Bible Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.

World English Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

Young's Literal Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Treasures of wickedness - Property gained by wicked means.

Delivered from death - Treasures gained by robbery often bring their possessors to an untimely death; but those gained by righteous dealing bring with them no such consequences.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

treasures

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Psalm 49:6-10 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches...

Isaiah 10:2,3 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey...

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath...

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Luke 16:22,23 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried...

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

James 5:1-3 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

but

Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

Library
The Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Luke 12:19
And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."'

Luke 12:20
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'

Psalm 49:7
No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them--

Proverbs 11:4
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 21:6
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.

Ezekiel 7:19
"'They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin.

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