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 1:19

  • Susan Dalton for verse 19
    "So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof." (Proverbs 1:19)

    To take the life to obtain wealth makes one a covetous, stealing, lying, murderous idolater.
  • Katherine for verse 19
    Greed causes harm to innocent people. Greedy men will receive punishments for their actions.

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