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

  • 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!
  • ZIMHO
    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.
  • Andrea
    I was led here because of the sin of gluttony or overeating. It's a sin that I've been plagued with since childhood. It's a sin many Christians endure, yet many preachers aren't talking about this severe sin at their pulpits. I can attest that gluttony brings poverty. The spirit of poverty is upon my family, I'm constantly tired, and I dress in same clothes daily. Please pray for me,
  • Gayla Taylor
    In reading Proverbs 23, I didn't quit understand it at first I keep on reading until I understood It. I've been fasing and praying for my only son. The world says 15 years for two burgarly charges , but yet has no evdience at the scene of the crime or no evdience no one placing him at the crime. The lord lead me to this scritpure God has let me known the scarfice I have made ,will be blessed.
  • 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.

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