Proverbs 15:27
New International Version
The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.

New Living Translation
Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.

English Standard Version
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Berean Study Bible
He who is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble on his household, but he who hates bribes will live.

New American Standard Bible
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

King James Bible
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one who hates bribes will live.

Contemporary English Version
Being greedy causes trouble for your family, but you protect yourself by refusing bribes.

Good News Translation
Try to make a profit dishonestly, and you get your family in trouble. Don't take bribes and you will live longer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one who hates bribes will live.

International Standard Version
Those who are greedy for unjust gain bring trouble into their homes, but the person who hates bribes will live.

NET Bible
The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.

New Heart English Bible
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that accepts a bribe destroys his soul and he that hates taking a bribe has Life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble to his family, but whoever hates bribes will live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth gifts shall live.

New American Standard 1977
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates bribes shall live.

American King James Version
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.

American Standard Version
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A receiver of bribes destroys himself; but he that hates the receiving of bribes is safe. By alms and by faithful dealings sins are purged away; but by the fear of the Lord every one departs from evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

English Revised Version
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

World English Bible
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.

Young's Literal Translation
A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
26The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the words of the pure are pleasant to Him. 27He who is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble on his household, but he who hates bribes will live. 28The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Exodus 23:8
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 16:19
Do not deny justice or show partiality. Do not accept any bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Bear witness against me before the LORD and before His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged or oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe and closed my eyes? Tell me, and I will restore it to you.

Proverbs 1:19
Such is the fate of all who are greedy, whose unjust gain takes the lives of its possessors.

Proverbs 11:29
He who brings trouble on his house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverbs 15:26
The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the words of the pure are pleasant to Him.

Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.

Proverbs 28:25
A greedy man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Isaiah 33:15
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears against murderous plots and shuts his eyes tightly against evil--

Treasury of Scripture

He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.

he that is

Proverbs 1:19
So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Proverbs 11:19,29
As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death…

Proverbs 20:21
An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

but

Proverbs 28:16
The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Proverbs 29:4
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

Exodus 18:21
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:







Lexicon
He who is greedy
בּוֹצֵ֣עַ (bō·w·ṣê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1214: To cut off, break off, gain by violence

for unjust gain
בָּ֑צַע (bā·ṣa‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1215: Gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit

brings trouble
עֹכֵ֣ר (‘ō·ḵêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5916: To roil water, to disturb, affict

on his household,
בֵּ֭יתוֹ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

but he who hates
וְשׂוֹנֵ֖א (wə·śō·w·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

bribes
מַתָּנֹ֣ת (mat·tā·nōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4979: A present, a sacrificial offering, a bribe

will live.
יִחְיֶֽה׃ (yiḥ·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive
(27) He that is greedy of gain.--Ill-gotten gain, especially bribes, as is seen in the next line.

Troubleth his own house.--The word used of Achan (Joshua 7:25).

Gifts.--Bribes taken by a judge. (Ecclesiastes 7:7.)

Verse 27. - He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house (Proverbs 11:29). The special reference is doubtless to venal judges, who wrested judgment for lucre. Such malefactors were often reproved by the prophets (see Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 10:1, etc.; Micah 3:11; Micah 7:3). But all ill-gotten gain brings sure retribution. The Greeks have many maxims to this effect. Thus -

Κέρδη πομηρὰ ζημίαν ἀεὶ φέρει And again -

Τὰ δ αἰσχρὰ κέρδη συμφορὰς ἐργάζεται

"Riches ill won bring ruin in their train." An avaricious man troubles his house in another sense. He harasses his family by stingy economies and his domestics by overwork and underfeeding, deprives his household of all comfort, and loses the blessing of God upon a righteous use of earthly wealth. The word "troubleth" (akar, "to trouble") reminds one of the story of Achan, who, in his greed, appropriated some of the spoil of the banned city Jericho, and brought destruction upon himself and his family, when, in punishment of the crime, he and all his were stoned in the Valley of Achor (Joshua 7:25). So the covetousness of Gehazi caused the infliction of the penalty of leprosy upon himself and his children (2 Kings 5:27). Professor Plumptre ('Speaker's Commentary,' in loc.) notes that the Chaldee Targum paraphrases this clause, referring especially to lucre gained by unrighteous judgments, thus: "He who gathers the mammon of unrighteousness destroys his house;" and he suggests that Christ's use of that phrase (Luke 16:9) may have had some connection with this proverb through the version then popularly used in the Palestinian synagogues. He that hateth gifts shall live (comp. Ecclesiastes 7:7). Primarily this refers to the judge or magistrate who is incorruptible, and gives just judgment, and dispenses his patronage without fear or favour; he shall "prolong his days" (Proverbs 28:16), And in all cases a man free from covetousness, who takes no bribes to blind his eyes withal, who makes no unjust gains, shall pass a long and happy life undisturbed by care. We see here a hope of immortality, to which integrity leads. The LXX., with the view of making the two clauses more marked in antithesis, restricts the application thus: "The receiver of gifts destroyeth himself; but he who hateth the receiving of gifts liveth." The Vulgate and Septuagint, after this verse, introduce a distich which recurs in Proverbs 16:6. The Septuagint transposes many of the verses at the end of this chapter and the beginning of the next. 15:25. Pride is the ruin of multitudes. But those who are in affliction God will support. 26. The thoughts of wicked men offend Him who knows the heart. 27. The covetous man lets none of his family have rest or enjoyment. And greediness of gain often tempts to projects that bring ruin. 28. A good man is proved to be a wise man by this; he governs his tongue well.
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