New Living Translation
The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.
King James Bible
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Darby Bible Translation
A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
World English Bible
A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
Young's Literal Translation
A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:20 Faithful - Who deals truly and justly in all his transactions.
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
"A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.
"The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'
1 Timothy 6:9
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.
An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end.
Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit.
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