New American Standard Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
King James Bible
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Darby Bible Translation
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous man.
World English Bible
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous is the sinner's wealth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
An expression of trust, that in the long run the anomalies of the world are rendered even (compare the marginal references). The heaped up treasures of the wicked find their way at last into the hands of better men.
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
So now do not give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters to your sons, and never seek their peace or their prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.'
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
He may prepare it, but the just will wear it And the innocent will divide the silver.
I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.
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