New American Standard Bible
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
King James Bible
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Darby Bible Translation
A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
World English Bible
A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
Young's Literal Translation
A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Not the possession of wealth, nor even the acquisition of it, is evil, but the eager haste of covetousness.
Shall not be innocent - Better, as in the margin, in contrast with the many "blessings" of the "faithful."
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.
An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.
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