Proverbs 28:22

“He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that hasteth to bee rich, hath an euill eye, and considereth not that pouerty shall come vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.
- Basic English Bible

He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.
- Darby Bible

He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
- Webster's Bible

A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.
- World English Bible

Troubled for wealth [is] the man [with] an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that hath an evil eye hasteneth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:22


28:22 Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.


Discussion for Proverbs 28:22

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