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

  • 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
  • Whatsoever you say you can have, therefore wise and positive discourse or declaration is profitable for a man's soul.
  • Terry Littlejohn
    I haven 't been reading my bible so I chose to start back.why because I know I need GOD.I read proverbs chapter 13 in got the insight I needed.Thank GOD
  • Blessed
    Instruction from GOD is a gift. THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES ALL THINGS OF GOD. THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM IS THE FEAR OF THE LORD.