Proverbs 15:27

“He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that is greedy of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth gifts, shall liue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life.
- Basic English Bible

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
- Darby Bible

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
- Webster's Bible

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
- World English Bible

A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:27


15:27 Troubleth - Brings God's curse upon himself and family. Gifts - Bribes given to corrupt judgment. Live - Shall preserve himself and family from ruin.


Discussion for Proverbs 15:27

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