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Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich.
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Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed.
1 Timothy 6:8-10 But having food and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. . . .
Proverbs 3:5 In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.
Proverbs 26:12 Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.
Isaiah 5:21 Woe to you that are wise in your own eyes, and prudent in your own conceits.
Romans 11:25 For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in.
Romans 12:16 Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.
…3Be not desirous of his meats, in which is the bread of deceit. 4Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence.5Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.…
Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.
And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless.
1 Timothy 6:9
For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.
Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.
In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.
For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.
A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.
Additional TranslationsDo not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.
Weary not thyself to be rich; Cease from thine own wisdom.
If thou art poor, measure not thyself with a rich man; but refrain thyself in thy wisdom.
Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence:
Weary not thyself to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.
Labor not to be rich: cease from thy own wisdom.
Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.
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