New International Version
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
King James Bible
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
Darby Bible Translation
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a leaf.
World English Bible
He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.
Proverbs 11:28 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that withholdeth corn - Who refuses to sell because he hopes for a dearth, and then he can make his own price.
The people shall curse him - Yes, and God shall curse him also; and if he do not return and repent, he will get God's curse, and the curse of the poor, which will be a canker in his money during time, and in his soul throughout eternity.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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Jesus, My Rock.
George Muller, and the Secret of His
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers.
those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
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