Proverbs 13:22
New International Version
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

New Living Translation
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.

English Standard Version
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is passed to the righteous.

King James Bible
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

New King James Version
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, And the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.

NASB 1995
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

NASB 1977
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Amplified Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for [the hands of] the righteous.

Christian Standard Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

American Standard Version
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good man gives an inheritance to his grandchildren and the wealth of sinners is kept for the righteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A good man shall inherit children's children; and the wealth of ungodly men is laid up for the just.

Contemporary English Version
If you obey God, you will have something to leave your grandchildren. If you don't obey God, those who live right will get what you leave.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.

English Revised Version
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Good News Translation
Good people will have wealth to leave to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners will go to the righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners is stored away for a righteous person.

International Standard Version
A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of the wicked is reserved for the righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Literal Standard Version
A good man causes sons’ sons to inherit, "" And the sinner’s wealth [is] laid up for the righteous.

NET Bible
A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.

New Heart English Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.

World English Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous is the sinner's wealth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Father's Discipline
21Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous. 22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is passed to the righteous. 23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, but without justice it is swept away.…

Cross References
Ezra 9:12
Now, therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Never seek their peace or prosperity, so that you may be strong and may eat the good things of the land, leaving it as an inheritance to your sons forever.'

Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,

Job 27:17
what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.

Psalm 37:25
I once was young and now am old, yet never have I seen the righteous abandoned or their children begging for bread.

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of a son is his father.

Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for one who is kind to the poor.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He assigns the task of gathering and accumulating that which he will hand over to one who pleases God. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.


Treasury of Scripture

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

leaveth

Genesis 17:7,8
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee…

Psalm 25:12,13
What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose…

Psalm 102:28
The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

the wealth

Proverbs 28:8
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Job 27:16,17
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; …

Ecclesiastes 2:26
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.









(22) A good man.--As this corresponds to the "just" man in the next line, who is one who "renders to all their due" (see above on Proverbs 10:2), it probably has the meaning here of "liberal," "unselfish;" such a one gains the promise given in Proverbs 11:25.

Verse 22. - A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children. This would be especially notable where a system of temporal rewards and punishments was expected and generally experienced. The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Property unjustly acquired, or wickedly used, is taken from those who have it, and ultimately finds its way into better hands. They cannot keep it, and consequently cannot leave it to their children.

"De male quaesitis non gaudet tertius haeres."

"Ill-gotten wealth no third descendant holds." This has often been the fate of property obtained by the sacrilegious seizure of what was dedicated to God's service. For the general view of the clause, comp. Proverbs 28:8; Job 27:16, 17; Ecclesiastes 2:26; and the case of Jacob (Genesis 31:9), and the Israelites (Exodus 12:35, 36), when "the righteous spoiled the ungodly" (Wisd. 10:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A good
ט֗וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

man leaves an inheritance
יַנְחִ֥יל (yan·ḥîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5157: To inherit, to occupy, to bequeath, distribute, instate

to his children’s
בְּנֵֽי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

children,
בָנִ֑ים (ḇā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

but the sinner’s
חוֹטֵֽא׃ (ḥō·w·ṭê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

wealth
חֵ֣יל (ḥêl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

[is] passed
וְצָפ֥וּן (wə·ṣā·p̄ūn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

to the righteous.
לַ֝צַּדִּ֗יק (laṣ·ṣad·dîq)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous


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