New American Standard Bible
The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
King James Bible
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
Darby Bible Translation
The labour of a righteous man tendeth to life; the revenue of a wicked man, to sin.
World English Bible
The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.
Young's Literal Translation
The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A warning against the conclusion to seek wealth first of all, which men of lower natures might draw from Proverbs 10:15.
"Quaerenda pecunia primum est;
Virtus post nummos?"
Horace, Ephesians 1. i.53.
Such an inference is met by the experience, that while wealth gotten by honest industry is not only, like inherited riches a defense, but also a blessing, the seeming profit (rather than "fruit") of the wicked tends to further sin 1 Timothy 6:10, and so to punishment. Compare Romans 6:21.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
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