Proverbs 10:16
New International Version
The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

New Living Translation
The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.

English Standard Version
The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.

Berean Study Bible
The labor of the righteous leads to life, but the gain of the wicked brings punishment.

New American Standard Bible
The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.

New King James Version
The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin.

King James Bible
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Christian Standard Bible
The reward of the righteous is life; the wages of the wicked is punishment.

Contemporary English Version
If you live right, the reward is a good life; if you are evil, all you have is sin.

Good News Translation
The reward for doing good is life, but sin leads only to more sin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The labor of the righteous leads to life; the activity of the wicked leads to sin.

International Standard Version
Honorable wages lead to life; the salaries of the wicked, to retribution.

NET Bible
The reward which the righteous receive is life; the recompense which the wicked receive is judgment.

New Heart English Bible
The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The work of the righteous one is for life and the fruits of the evil one are for sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person's reward is life. A wicked person's harvest is sin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wages of the righteous is life; The increase of the wicked is sin.

New American Standard 1977
The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.

King James 2000 Bible
The labor of the righteous leads to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

American King James Version
The labor of the righteous tends to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

American Standard Version
The labor of the righteous tendeth to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The works of the righteous produce life; but the fruits of the ungodly produce sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked, unto sin.

Darby Bible Translation
The labour of a righteous [man] [tendeth] to life; the revenue of a wicked [man], to sin.

English Revised Version
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life; the increase of the wicked to sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

World English Bible
The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.

Young's Literal Translation
The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
15The wealth of the rich man is his fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor. 16The labor of the righteous leads to life, but the gain of the wicked brings punishment. 17Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who ignores reproof goes astray.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:18
The wicked man earns an empty wage, but he who sows righteousness reaps a true reward.

Proverbs 11:19
Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuit of evil brings death.

Treasury of Scripture

The labor of the righteous tends to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

labour

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Isaiah 3:10,11
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings…

the fruit

Matthew 7:17,18
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit…

Matthew 12:33,34
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit…

Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:









Lexicon
The labor
פְּעֻלַּ֣ת (pə·‘ul·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6468: A work, recompense

of the righteous
צַדִּ֣יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

leads to life,
לְחַיִּ֑ים (lə·ḥay·yîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

[but] the gain
תְּבוּאַ֖ת (tə·ḇū·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8393: Product, revenue

of the wicked
רָשָׁ֣ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

[brings] punishment.
לְחַטָּֽאת׃ (lə·ḥaṭ·ṭāṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender
(16) The labour of the righteous tendeth to life.--For the gains of his honest toil have the blessing of God upon them, and so bring him satisfaction of mind and the power of performing his duties in life; whereas all that the wicked man acquires only helps him to sin yet more, by enabling him to indulge his evil passions.

Verse 16. - Tendeth to life (Proverbs 11:19). Honest labour brings its own reward in the blessing of God and a long and peaceful life. The fruit of the wicked. All the profit that the wicked make they use in the service of sin, which tends only to death (Romans 6:21). The due reward of honourable industry is contrasted with the gains obtained by any means, discreditable or not.
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