Proverbs 23:4

“Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Labour not to bee rich: cease from thine owne wisedome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration {of it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Weary not thyself to be rich; Cease from thine own wisdom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take no care to get wealth; let there be an end to your desire for money.
- Basic English Bible

Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence:
- Darby Bible

Labor not to be rich: cease from thy own wisdom.
- Webster's Bible

Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
- World English Bible

Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Weary not thyself to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 23:4

23:4 Thine own wisdom - From worldly wisdom, which persuades men to use all possible means to get riches.

Discussion for Proverbs 23

  • Andrew Browne Troupe
    May God help those who have done me wrong..
    My children have been taken my life stolen
    Was removed from my peace life without reason..
    Homeless no money
    Unjustly ..
    I have nothing except God family and friends ..
    If God is with us
    I can only pray
    I know he is..
    Thanks for your sight
    I was blind
    All this was caused by
    My spiritual awaking..
    It confused many ...
    As I'm a songwriter
  • Felicia
    It saddens me to hear this. Sometimes we get so lost in our own little world that we don't think about people who are suffering this way.
    Although, I am not a preacher, I will be teaching others, during my spiritual walk, about this.
    It is serious and you're right, it is one of the seven sins.
  • Charlie
    I too have sin of gluttony. Andrea I hear you loud and clear. I always have to remember physically that my stomach is only as big as my fist. And that is what I try to remember when I eat anything. As long as we have enough food to fill that you can control eating and most of all talk with the Lord before during and after. Remember Your body belongs to the Lord. :) Not the devil.
  • Kenneth
    first try to accept we are human and not perfect. So when fears creep in call on God. Be as patient as you can and let God handle the situation in his time and not yours.
  • Lindy
    For Andrea: I will keep you in prayer. Believe and know that your life is changing now!

    God bless you!
    PROVERBS IS A AWESAME EXPERIENCE TEACHING OF A HOLY LIFE . to have faith in mind and soul ,having a full assurerance of faight having our hearts sprinkled from evil conscience . blessed be tha name our father.

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