Proverbs 21:20
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New International Version
The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

King James Bible
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

Darby Bible Translation
There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise [man]; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.

World English Bible
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

Young's Literal Translation
A treasure to be desired, and oil, Is in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous - God often in his judgments cuts off the wicked, in order to prevent them from destroying the righteous. And in general, we find that the wicked fall into the traps and pits they have digged for the righteous.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

treasure

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.

Ecclesiastes 5:19 Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion...

Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.

Matthew 6:19,20 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal...

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good...

oil

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

Jeremiah 41:8 But ten men were found among them that said to Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley...

Matthew 25:3,4 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them...

but

Matthew 25:3,4,8 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them...

Luke 15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

Luke 16:1,19-25 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...

Library
Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

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

Cross References
Job 20:15
He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up.

Job 20:18
What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading.

Psalm 112:3
Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.

Proverbs 8:21
bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.

Proverbs 14:24
The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.

Proverbs 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

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