Proverbs 11:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

New Living Translation
Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last.

English Standard Version
The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

Berean Study Bible
The wicked man earns an empty wage, but he who sows righteousness reaps a true reward.

New American Standard Bible
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, But one who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

NASB 1995
The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

NASB 1977
The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.

Amplified Bible
The wicked man earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness and lives his life with integrity will have a true reward [that is both permanent and satisfying].

Christian Standard Bible
The wicked person earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked man earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.

Contemporary English Version
Meanness gets you nowhere, but goodness is rewarded.

Good News Translation
Wicked people do not really gain anything, but if you do what is right, you are certain to be rewarded.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wicked person earns dishonest wages, but whoever spreads righteousness earns honest pay.

International Standard Version
Evil people earn deceptive wages, but those who plant righteousness are truly rewarded.

NET Bible
The wicked person earns deceitful wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a genuine reward.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

New King James Version
The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

King James 2000 Bible
The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

New Heart English Bible
Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

World English Bible
Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

American King James Version
The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.

American Standard Version
The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

A Faithful Version
The wicked makes a deceitful work, but one sowing righteousness has a sure reward.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

English Revised Version
The wicked earneth deceitful wages: but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The wicked worketh a deceitful worke: but hee that soweth righteousnes, shall receiue a sure rewarde.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The vngodly worketh deceiptfull workes: but he that soweth righteousnesse shall receaue a sure rewarde.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The laboure of the vngodly prospereth not, but he that soweth rightuosnes, shal receaue a sure rewarde.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The wicked is getting a lying wage, "" And whoever is sowing righteousness—a true reward.

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward.

Smith's Literal Translation
The unjust one did a work of falsehood: and the seed of justice the reward of truth.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked maketh an unsteady work: but to him that soweth justice, there is a faithful reward.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The impious does work with inconstancy. But for the sower of justice, there is the reward of faithfulness.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The wicked does works of depravity, and truth is the reward of him who sows righteousness.

Lamsa Bible
The wicked man does a deceitful work; but he who sows righteousness has a true reward.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An ungodly man performs unrighteous works: but the seed of the righteous is a reward of truth.








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