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

  • Cindy
    Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people.
  • Betty Evans
    What does proverb 23:23 mean?
  • Ukeme sampson for verse 18
    nothing can hinder God children from achieve their gold in life
  • Armstrong Kumatsia for verse 18
    whatever you are going through there is and end you will be rewarded for it.
  • Mumba zulu for verse 7
    the thoughts he thinks in his heart speaks of him of how he is
  • Karen
    Im going through serious medical issues and proverbs 23 6 7 is exactly what I needed to clarify things.

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