Proverbs 10:2
New International Version
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.

New Living Translation
Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.

English Standard Version
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

Berean Study Bible
Ill-gotten treasures profit nothing, but righteousness brings deliverance from death.

New American Standard Bible
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

King James Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Christian Standard Bible
Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone, but righteousness rescues from death.

Contemporary English Version
What you gain by doing evil won't help you at all. Obeying God is the only way to be saved from death.

Good News Translation
Wealth you get by dishonesty will do you no good, but honesty can save your life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone, but righteousness rescues from death.

International Standard Version
Nothing good comes from ill-gotten wealth, but righteousness delivers from death.

NET Bible
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.

New Heart English Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is no profit in the treasures of evil, but righteousness saves from death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Treasures gained dishonestly profit no one, but righteousness rescues from death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death.

New American Standard 1977
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

King James 2000 Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

American King James Version
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

American Standard Version
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.

Darby Bible Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.

English Revised Version
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Webster's Bible Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

World English Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

Young's Literal Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death.
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Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
1The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother. 2Ill-gotten treasures profit nothing, but righteousness brings deliverance from death. 3The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the craving of the wicked.…
Cross References
Luke 12:19
Then I will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!"'

Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?'

Psalm 49:7
No man can possibly redeem his brother or pay his ransom to God.

Proverbs 11:4
Riches are worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness brings deliverance from death.

Proverbs 21:6
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a deadly pursuit.

Ezekiel 7:19
They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will seem unclean. Their silver and gold cannot save them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs with wealth, for it became the stumbling block that brought their iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

treasures

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Psalm 49:6-10 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude …

Isaiah 10:2,3 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right …

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

Luke 16:22,23 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

James 5:1-3 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

but

Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through …

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of …







Lexicon
Ill-gotten
רֶ֑שַׁע (re·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7562: Wickedness

treasures
אוֹצְר֣וֹת (’ō·wṣ·rō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 214: Treasure, store, a treasury, storehouse

profit
י֭וֹעִילוּ (yō·w·‘î·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3276: To confer or gain profit or benefit

nothing,
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

but righteousness
וּ֝צְדָקָ֗ה (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

brings deliverance
תַּצִּ֥יל (taṣ·ṣîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from death.
מִמָּֽוֶת׃ (mim·mā·weṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin
(2) Treasures of wickedness--i.e., gained by wrong-doing.

Righteousness delivereth from death.--The Hebrew word translated "righteousness" has a much wider meaning than its English equivalent, which generally bears the sense only of deciding fairly, being especially applied to judges. But a "righteous" man in Hebrew is one who "renders to all their due," whether to God, as Noah, who was "just and perfect" before Him (Genesis 6:9; Genesis 7:1; comp. Ecclesiastes 7:20), or to man. To his fellow-men his "justice" will show itself in liberality (Psalm 37:21), mercy (Proverbs 12:10), carefulness of speech (Proverbs 15:28), truthfulness (Proverbs 13:5), and wisdom (Proverbs 9:9). He is considerate to animals also (Proverbs 12:10). So in the sermon on the Mount our Lord (Matthew 6:1) says, "Take heed that ye do not your 'righteousness' [so the best MSS. read] before men;" and then specifies it under the heads of almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. In this passage it forms a contrast to riches gained by wrong, and therefore would seem particularly to signify "almsgiving," as its Greek equivalent does in 2Corinthians 9:10. It is often: rendered so by the LXX., and it is the most usual sense of the word in late Hebrew. It is so interpreted also in Tobit 4:10; Tobit 12:9, where this passage is quoted. (Comp. Ecclesiasticus 3:30; Ecclesiasticus 29:12, and our Lord's advice, Luke 16:9.) It "delivers from death," as being a sign of the divine life within, which is "hid with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3).

Verse 2. - Treasures of wickedness; treasures acquired by wrong doing (Micah 6:10). Profit nothing "in the day of calamity" (Ecclus. 5:8; comp. Proverbs 11:4). The LXX. renders, "Treasures will not profit the wicked;" so Aquila. "For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?" (Matthew 16:26). Righteousness (Proverbs 14:34); not simply justice and moral goodness, but more especially liberality, benevolence. So in Matthew 6:1 the Revised Version (in accordance with the best manuscripts) reads, "Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them," Christ proceeding to specify three outward acts as coming under this term, viz. almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. In some analogous passages the LXX. renders the word by ἐλεημοσύντ, e.g. Psalm 111:9; Daniel 4:27; Tobit 12:9 (comp. 2 Corinthians 9:10). Delivereth from death, shows that a man's heart is right towards God. and calls down special grace. Such a man lays up in store for himself a good foundation, that he may attain eternal life (1 Timothy 6:19; see on Proverbs 16:6). 10:1 The comfort of parents much depends on their children; and this suggests to both, motives to their duties. 2,3. Though the righteous may be poor, the Lord will not suffer him to want what is needful for spiritual life. 4. Those who are fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, are likely to be rich in faith, and rich in good works. 5. Here is just blame of those who trifle away opportunities, both for here and for hereafter. 6. Abundance of blessings shall abide on good men; real blessings.
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