New International Version
Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases;
King James Bible
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
Darby Bible Translation
Be not afraid when a man becometh rich, when the glory of his house is increased:
World English Bible
Don't be afraid when a man is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased.
Young's Literal Translation
Fear not, when one maketh wealth, When the honour of his house is abundant,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich - Do not be envious; do not grieve: it will do you no harm; it will do him no good. All he gets will be left behind; he can carry nothing with him. Even his glory must stay behind; he shall mingle with the common earth.
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'Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them.' --PSALM xlix. 14. 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the Throne shall feed them.' --REV. vii. 17. These two verses have a much closer parallelism in expression than appears in our Authorised Version. If you turn to the Revised Version you will find that it rightly renders the former of my texts, 'Death shall be their shepherd,' and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.' The Old Testament …
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Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.
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