Proverbs 13:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:11

13:11 Vanity - By wicked practices.

Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • Jean Robinson
    Proverbs 13 is a very powerful message that we all should take to heart. I want to make my money honestly.
  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that Jehovah God wants us to not only have the desire to do more, but to take the actual steps to achieve our goals.
  • J
    "And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matthew 25:30
  • J
    So while a couple thousand probably came by here and saw a verse speaking obviously about what it is protecting, you are posting up storms volcanoes birds beavers rainbows all sorts of lovely pictures... ashamed of the tree Jesus Christ your saviour wore for your sins... That right there is leading the mass astray for what?? VANITY the fear of men.
  • Merryanne
    I love to read proverbs "
  • MockingBird
    Vanity is a failing of the results designed :diminished is a loss: But when you are laboring with the Lord's help you will increase. Been there ! In the 27 years that I worked : and a lot of the time went through difficult times : God was increasing me more and more !!! It is very rewarding when it is done in the light of the word !!!