New International Version
Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
King James Bible
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Darby Bible Translation
Wealth [gotten] by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase [it].
World English Bible
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
Young's Literal Translation
Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wealth gotten by vanity - Wealth that is not the result of honest industry and hard labor is seldom permanent. All fortunes acquired by speculation, lucky hits, and ministering to the pride or luxury of others, etc., soon become dissipated. They are not gotten in the way of Providence, and have not God's blessing, and therefore are not permanent.
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by labour with the hand
LibraryThe Tillage of the Poor
'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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