Proverbs 1:19

“So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So are the waies of euery one that is greedie of gaine: which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Such is the fate of everyone who goes in search of profit; it takes away the life of its owners.
- Basic English Bible

So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.
- Darby Bible

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; who taketh away the life of its owners.
- Webster's Bible

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.
- World English Bible

So [are] the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; it taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:19


1:19 Greedy - That seeks gain by wicked practices.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Bobby
    Psalm 019;14 applies, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be example in word and in truth .
  • Felicia
    Proverbs chapter 1 should be read by our children! It gives them great instruction to follow!
  • Ras Allen
    Solomon begins with the importance of applying wisdom and respect for the most high Jah.
  • Irene123
    V. 4 - I had th'ot for a long time the word 'simple' referred to what we call mentally challenged. It's not that at all, nor was it a person that corrected me, it was the Lord Himself; He does that for us; He is so wonderful, but to get back - simple refers to a mind uncluttered with worldly - junk, and pre-conceived ideas of God and His Word.
  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;

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