New International Version
The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
King James Bible
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.
World English Bible
A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.
Young's Literal Translation
Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
Proverbs 28:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that hasteth or that hath an evil eye, hasteth to be rich
LibraryTwo Coverings and Two Consequences
A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
"And There is None that Calleth Upon Thy Name, that Stirreth up Himself to Take Hold on Thee,"
God's Law Immutable
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not crave his delicacies;
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
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