Proverbs 10:16

“The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruite of the wicked to sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The labor of the righteous `tendeth' to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The work of the upright gives life: the increase of the evil-doer is a cause of sin.
- Basic English Bible

The labour of a righteous [man] [tendeth] to life; the revenue of a wicked [man], to sin.
- Darby Bible

The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
- Webster's Bible

The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.
- World English Bible

The wage of the righteous [is] for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wages of the righteous is life; the increase of the wicked is sin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:16


10:16 The labour - The fruit of his labour, to the preservation of this life, and obtaining eternal life. Fruit - The fruit of all their labour tends to sin, and serves only for fuel to mens pride and luxury.


Discussion for Proverbs 10:16

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