New International Version
An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
King James Bible
An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
An inheritance obtained hastily at the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
World English Bible
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end.
Young's Literal Translation
An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An inheritance - gotten hastily - Gotten by speculation; by lucky hits; not in the fair progressive way of traffic, in which money has its natural increase. All such inheritances are short-lived; God's blessing is not in them, because they are not the produce of industry; and they lead to idleness, pride, fraud and knavery. A speculation in trade is a pubiic nuisance and curse. How many honest men have been ruined by such!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
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