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Proverbs 21:20

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There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Proverbs 21:20

There is treasure to be desired, and oyle in the dwelling of the wise: but a foolish man spendeth it vp.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a store of great value in the house of the wise, but it is wasted by the foolish man.
- Basic English Bible

There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise [man]; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.
- Darby Bible

There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
- Webster's Bible

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.
- World English Bible

A treasure to be desired, and oil, [Is] in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is desirable treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swalloweth it up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:20

21:20 The wise - Wise men lay up desirable treasures for their own use, and for their families. Oil is particularly mentioned, because that was a considerable part of their wealth and treasures in those countries.

 


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