Proverbs 13:11
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New International Version
Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

King James Bible
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Darby Bible Translation
Wealth [gotten] by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase [it].

World English Bible
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Young's Literal Translation
Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.

Proverbs 13:11 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wealth gotten by vanity - Wealth that is not the result of honest industry and hard labor is seldom permanent. All fortunes acquired by speculation, lucky hits, and ministering to the pride or luxury of others, etc., soon become dissipated. They are not gotten in the way of Providence, and have not God's blessing, and therefore are not permanent.

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Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Job 15:28,29 And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, which are ready to become heaps...

Job 20:15,19-22 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly...

Job 27:16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Ecclesiastes 5:14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begets a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sits on eggs, and hatches them not; so he that gets riches, and not by right...

Habakkuk 2:6,7 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say...

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

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Proverbs 13:22,23 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just...

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Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

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Proverbs 27:23-27 Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds...

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Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

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The Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Song of the Redeemed
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou ... hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation ... T he extent, variety, and order of the creation, proclaim the glory of God. He is likewise, ^* Maximus in Minimis . The smallest of the works, that we are capable of examining, such for instance as the eye or the wing of a little insect, the creature of a day, are stamped with an inimitable impression of His wisdom and power. Thus in His written Word, there
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
Having spoken of the general notion of blessedness, I come next to consider the subjects of this blessedness, and these our Saviour has deciphered to be the poor in spirit, the mourners, etc. But before I touch upon these, I shall attempt a little preface or paraphrase upon this sermon of the beatitudes. 1 Observe the divinity in this sermon, which goes beyond all philosophy. The philosophers use to say that one contrary expels another; but here one contrary begets another. Poverty is wont to expel
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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