Proverbs 28:20
Good News Translation
Honest people will lead a full, happy life. But if you are in a hurry to get rich, you are going to be punished.

Contemporary English Version
God blesses his loyal people, but punishes all who want to get rich quick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.

faithful

Proverbs 20:6 Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man?

1 Samuel 22:14 And Achimelech answering the king, said: And who amongst all thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son in law, and goeth forth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thy house?

Nehemiah 7:2 I commanded Hanani my brother, and Hananias ruler of the house of Jerusalem, (for he seemed as a sincere man, and one that feared God above the rest,)

Psalm 101:6 My eyes were upon the faithful of the earth, to sit with me: the man that walked in the perfect way, he served me.

Psalm 112:4-9 To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just. . . .

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?

Luke 16:1,10-12 And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:2-5 Here now it is required among the dispensers that a man be found faithful. . . .

Revelation 2:10,13 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death: and I will give thee the crown of life. . . .

but

Proverbs 28:22 A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

Proverbs 13:11 Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase.

Proverbs 20:21 The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing.

Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence.

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Giezi, the servant of the man of God, said: My master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving of him that which he brought: as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take something of him. . . .

1 Timothy 6:9,10 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. . . .

innocent or unpunished

Proverbs 17:5 He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his maker: and he that rejoiceth at another man's ruin, shall not be unpunished.

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
19He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread: but he that followeth idleness, shall be filled with poverty. 20A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.21He that hath respect to a person in judgment, doth not well: such a man even for a morsel of bread forsaketh the truth.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:45
Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season?

Matthew 25:21
His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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.

Proverbs 10:6
The memory of the just is with praises: and the name of the wicked shall rot.

Proverbs 19:2
Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.

Proverbs 20:21
The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing.

Proverbs 23:4
Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence.

Proverbs 28:22
A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

Additional Translations
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

A faithful man shall abound with blessings; But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

A man worthy of credit shall be much blessed: but the wicked shall not be unpunished.

A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
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