Proverbs 13:11

“Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gotten by vanitie shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour, shall increase.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wealth {obtained} by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.
- Basic English Bible

Wealth [gotten] by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase [it].
- Darby Bible

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.
- Webster's Bible

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
- World English Bible

Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth little by little shall increase.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 13:11

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:11

13:11 Vanity - By wicked practices.

Discussion for Proverbs 13:11

  • Jack Gutknecht on Proverbs 13:11
    Be Quick to Listen (A RECEPTIVE HEART)

    [Jam 1:19] Everyone Should Be Quick To Listen

    Everyone should be quick to listen-hear now and heed-

    Slow to speak, also slow to anger in word and deed.

    Anger does not yield a life praised by the Lord,

    So get rid of all sin and humbly accept God's Word.

    If you listen, but do not practice, you'll go astray,

    Like a man who looks in a mirror, then goes away.

    You must keep looking; God's Word will set you free.

    Don't forget what you've heard, but do it, and blessed you'll be.

    If you think you're a model Christian, yet speak too free,

    If your tongue has no rein, faith's worthless; you've been deceived.

    Here's faith the Father accepts as pure and true:

    Help the needy, keep from defilement in all you do.

  • Mark D Young PE on Proverbs 13:11
    "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21 {KJV} Something to ponder about...
  • Adam on Proverbs 13:11
    Wise words. Look at the ant, they work with purpose, diligence, teamwork, goals, and don't give up until the job is done.
  • Mzwandile Sibiya on Proverbs 13:11
    Let that be so. Amen.
  • MockingBird on Proverbs 13:11
    The love of money is the root of all evil : Money is not evil , the love of it is. He that hasteth to get rich, especially be deceit shall fall and come to poverty . He that is diligent and having the Lord : The word of God directing his way shall come to riches ; not only in money but in health and in mental stability and spiritual strength. Praise God and you can also add Peace. An undisturbed state of being and restful nights of sleep. Amen !!!!
  • Christine Nviiri on Proverbs 13:11
    That is tantamount to abundant wealth fraudulently acquired but believe me it never lasts and can never be put to good use.
  • Funmi Alli on Proverbs 13:11
    Anything done in haste is never well done. I love this passage


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