New International Version
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.
King James Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Darby Bible Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.
World English Bible
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
Young's Literal Translation
Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death.
Proverbs 10:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasures of wickedness - Property gained by wicked means.
Delivered from death - Treasures gained by robbery often bring their possessors to an untimely death; but those gained by righteous dealing bring with them no such consequences.
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'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
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How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."'
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them--
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
"'They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin.
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