Proverbs 13:11

“Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wealth gotten by vanitie shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour, shall increase.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wealth {obtained} by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.
- Basic English Bible

Wealth [gotten] by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase [it].
- Darby Bible

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.
- Webster's Bible

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
- World English Bible

Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth little by little shall increase.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:11


13:11 Vanity - By wicked practices.


Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • ABEL MANAS GEKE
    If we conform to the world we will be like the world but not as genuine christians.We should know that the prince of this heathen world is satan.Reading the word of God gives us life because of its wise counsels i.e its corrections,reproofs,teachings overally gives life to our souls,mind and strength 1John 5:12
  • Tilda
    Amen choice of friends is important i pray God helps me not to play with angry,scornfull and back stabber,my friend and best friend is Jesus remember the word says darkness and light cannot meet therefore as we are in the light of Christ let us continue in His life
  • Gennie
    When the Word of God say shall that is what it's going to be weather shall is good or bad that what it is going to be. If God word say you shall live then you will live if his word say you shall die then you would die
  • Peter
    The bible says in the book of James1:5 that if any of you lack wisdom let him ask from God...which simply means for you to have wise people as your companion you must ask from God and another fact as regard the bible verse is that...."THE CALIBER OF PERSONEL THAT SURROUNDS YOU DETERMINE THE SPEED TO YOUR SUCCESS.
  • Nathan
    I love words of wisdom
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 12
    hope deferred is Christ absent, but believers consoled by the sent Comforter Holy Ghost during this interval, Christ now in heaven soon to translate all believers from time's origin creation to the present church, Christ the tree of life man's desire Johann Sebastian Bach a devout christian Lutheran believer's most famous cantata JESU JOY OF MAN's DESIRE