Proverbs 28:20
New International Version
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

New Living Translation
The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.

English Standard Version
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Berean Study Bible
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

New American Standard Bible
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

King James Bible
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Christian Standard Bible
A faithful person will have many blessings, but one in a hurry to get rich will not go unpunished.

Contemporary English Version
God blesses his loyal people, but punishes all who want to get rich quick.

Good News Translation
Honest people will lead a full, happy life. But if you are in a hurry to get rich, you are going to be punished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A faithful man will have many blessings, but one in a hurry to get rich will not go unpunished.

International Standard Version
The faithful man will prosper with blessings, but whoever is in a hurry to get rich will not escape punishment.

NET Bible
A faithful person will have an abundance of blessings, but the one who hastens to gain riches will not go unpunished.

New Heart English Bible
A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Many are the blessings of a faithful man and an evil one will not be spared in his evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A trustworthy person has many blessings, but anyone in a hurry to get rich will not escape punishment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

New American Standard 1977
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The man of truth shall abound with blessings, but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be absolved.

King James 2000 Bible
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not go unpunished.

American King James Version
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

American Standard Version
A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A man worthy of credit shall be much blessed: but the wicked shall not be unpunished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.

Darby Bible Translation
A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

English Revised Version
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

Webster's Bible Translation
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

World English Bible
A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

Young's Literal Translation
A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
Study Bible
The Boldness of the Righteous
19The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. 20A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished. 21To show partiality is not good, because a man may sin for a piece of bread.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?

Matthew 25:21
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

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.

Proverbs 10:6
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 19:2
Even zeal is no good without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps misses the mark.

Proverbs 20:21
An inheritance gained quickly will not be blessed in the end.

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

Proverbs 28:22
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty awaits him.

Treasury of Scripture

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

faithful

Proverbs 20:6
Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

1 Samuel 22:14
Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?

Nehemiah 7:2
That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

but

Proverbs 28:22
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Proverbs 13:11
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

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

innocent or unpunished

Proverbs 17:5
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.







Lexicon
A faithful
אֱ֭מוּנוֹת (’ĕ·mū·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

will abound
רַב־ (raḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

with blessings,
בְּרָכ֑וֹת (bə·rā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1293: Benediction, prosperity

but one eager
וְאָ֥ץ (wə·’āṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 213: To press, to be close, hurry, withdraw

to be rich
לְ֝הַעֲשִׁ֗יר (lə·ha·‘ă·šîr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6238: To accumulate, chiefly, to grow, rich

will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

go unpunished.
יִנָּקֶֽה׃ (yin·nā·qeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated
(20) A faithful man, who is true to God and man, "shall abound with blessings" from God and man. Comp. Job's description of his own blameless life and the blessings attending it (Job 29).

Verse 20. - A faithful man shall abound with blessings. "Faithful," as in Proverbs 20:6, one on whom one can depend, honest and upright. Septuagint, ἀξιόπιστος. The blessings signified are such as come from God and man. Men will utter his name with praise and benediction (comp. Job 29:8, etc.), and God will show his approval by sending material prosperity. He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent (comp. ver. 22, and note there; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 20:21; Proverbs 21:5). One who is only anxious to become quickly rich, and is unscrupulous as to means, cannot be "a faithful man," and therefore cannot be blessed. Instead of "innocent," many expositors render "unpunished" (as Proverbs 17:5), which better contrasts with the blessings mentioned in the first hemistich, though the two ideas are coordinate. On this haste of covetousness, Juvenal writes ('Sat.,' 14:173) -

"Inde fere scelerum causae; nec plura venena
Miscuit aut ferro grassatur saepius ullum
Humanae mentis vitium, quam saeva cupido
Immodici census; nam dives qui fieri vult,
Et cito vult fieri. Sed quae reverentia legum,
Quis metus aut pudor est unquam properantis avari?"
The Septuagint waters down the gnome, "But the wicked shall not be unpunished." 28:18. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. 19. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. 20. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. 21. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. 22. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. 23. Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.
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