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 13:11

  • Mzwandile Sibiya for verse 11
    Let that be so. Amen.
  • MockingBird for verse 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 for verse 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 for verse 11
    Anything done in haste is never well done. I love this passage