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It is the LORD's blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer.
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A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.
Genesis 13:2 And he was very rich in possession of gold and silver.
Genesis 14:23 That from the very woof thread unto the shoe latchet, I will not take of any things that are thine, lest thou say: I have enriched Abram.
Genesis 24:35 And the Lord hath blessed my master wonderfully, and he is become great: and he hath given him sheep and oxen, silver and gold, men servants and women servants, camels and asses.
Genesis 26:12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found that same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
Deuteronomy 8:17,18 Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me. . . .
1 Samuel 2:7,8 The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, he humbleth and he exalteth: . . .
Psalm 37:22 For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish.
Psalm 107:38 And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly: and their cattle he suffered not to decrease.
Psalm 113:7,8 Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill: . . .
Proverbs 20:21 The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing.
Proverbs 28:22 A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.
Joshua 6:18 But beware ye lest you touch ought of those things that are forbidden, and you be guilty of transgression, and all the camp of Israel be under sin, and be troubled.
Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel transgressed the commandment, and took to their own use of that which was accursed. For Achan, the son of Charmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zare, of the tribe of Juda, took something of the anathema: and the Lord was angry against the children of Israel.
1 Kings 21:19 And thou shalt speak to him, saying: Thus saith the Lord: Thou hast slain: moreover also thou hast taken possession. And after these words thou shalt add: Thus saith the Lord: In this place, wherein the dogs have licked the blood of Naboth, they shall lick thy blood also.
2 Kings 5:26,27 But he said: Was not my heart present, when the man turned back, from his chariot, to meet thee? So now thou hast received money, and received garments, to buy oliveyards and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and maid-servants. . . .
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul?
Habakkuk 2:6-12 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a dark speech concerning him: and it shall be said: Woe to him that heapeth together that which is not his own? how long also doth he load himself with thick clay? . . .
Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts: and it shall come to the house of the thief, and to the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it, with the timber thereof, and the stones thereof.
James 1:1-5 James, the servant of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. . . .
ContextSolomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
…21The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them. 22A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man.23That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.…
And the Lord hath blessed my master wonderfully, and he is become great: and he hath given him sheep and oxen, silver and gold, men servants and women servants, camels and asses.
And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found that same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
And the man was enriched, and he went on prospering and increasing, till he became exceeding great.
But remember the Lord thy God, that he hath given thee strength, that he might fulfil his covenant, concerning which he swore to thy fathers, as this present day sheweth.
And therefore now I offer the firstfruits of the land which the Lord hath given me. And thou shalt leave them in the sight of the Lord thy God, adoring the Lord thy God.
The Lord will make thee abound with all goods, with the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy cattle, with the fruit of thy land, which the Lord swore to thy fathers that he would give thee.
2 Chronicles 25:9
And Amasias said to the man of God: What will then become of the hundred talents which I have given to the soldiers of Israel? and the man of God answered him: The Lord is rich enough to be able to give thee much more than this.
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing from the beginning.
The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.
And after ten days, their faces appeared fairer and fatter than all the children that ate of the king's meat.
Additional TranslationsThe blessing of the LORD enriches, and He adds no sorrow to it.The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith.
The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the righteous; it enriches him, and grief of heart shall not be added to it.
The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it.
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow therewith.
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Yahweh's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
The blessing of Jehovah -- it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it.
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