Proverbs 11:28
New International Version
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

New Living Translation
Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.

English Standard Version
Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Berean Study Bible
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like foliage.

King James Bible
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

New King James Version
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.

New American Standard Bible
One who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

NASB 1995
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

NASB 1977
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

Amplified Bible
He who leans on and trusts in and is confident in his riches will fall, But the righteous [who trust in God’s provision] will flourish like a green leaf.

Christian Standard Bible
Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.

American Standard Version
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that trusts upon his wealth will fall, and the righteous ones will bud like leaves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that trusts in wealth shall fall; but he that helps righteous men shall rise.

Contemporary English Version
Trust in your wealth, and you will be a failure, but God's people will prosper like healthy plants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the just shall spring up as a green leaf.

English Revised Version
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Good News Translation
Those who depend on their wealth will fall like the leaves of autumn, but the righteous will prosper like the leaves of summer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever trusts his riches will fall, but righteous people will flourish like a green leaf.

International Standard Version
The person who trusts in his wealth will fall, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; But the righteous shall flourish as foliage.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is confident in his wealth falls, "" And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.

NET Bible
The one who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

New Heart English Bible
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

World English Bible
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
27He who searches out good finds favor, but evil will come to him who seeks it. 28He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like foliage. 29He who brings trouble on his house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.…

Cross References
Mark 10:25
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy.

Psalm 1:3
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.

Psalm 49:6
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Jeremiah 17:8
He is like a tree planted by the waters that sends out its roots toward the stream. It does not fear when the heat comes, and its leaves are always green. It does not worry in a year of drought, nor does it cease to produce fruit.


Treasury of Scripture

He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

that

Proverbs 10:15
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; …

Job 31:24,25
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; …

but

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 52:8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.

Psalm 92:12-14
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…









(28) He that trusteth in his riches shall fall.--Because of their uncertainty, and because they prevent his trusting in the living God (1Timothy 6:17).

Verse 28. - There are many expressions in this and the following verses which recall Psalm 1. He that trusteth in his riches shall fall (Proverbs 10:2; Psalm 49:6, 7; Psalm 52:7; Ecclus. 5:8). Wealth is of all things the most uncertain, and leads the heart astray from God (1 Timothy 6:17). As a branch; "as a leaf" (Psalm 1:8; Isaiah 34:4). The righteous grow in grace and spiritual beauty, and bring forth the fruit of good works. Septuagint, "He who layeth hold on what is righteous [or, 'helpeth the righteous'] shall spring up (ἀνατελεῖ)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He who trusts
בּוֹטֵ֣חַ (bō·w·ṭê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in his riches
בְּ֭עָשְׁרוֹ (bə·‘ā·šə·rōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6239: Wealth

will fall,
יִפֹּ֑ל (yip·pōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

but the righteous
צַדִּיקִ֥ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

will thrive
יִפְרָֽחוּ׃ (yip̄·rā·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6524: To break forth as a, bud, bloom, to spread, to fly, to flourish

like foliage.
וְ֝כֶעָלֶ֗ה (wə·ḵe·‘ā·leh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5929: A leaf, foliage


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