New Living Translation
Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last.
King James Bible
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.
World English Bible
Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
Young's Literal Translation
The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward.
Proverbs 11:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:18 Worketh - A work which will deceive his expectation. Soweth - That worketh it with constancy, and diligence.
LibraryA Wise Minister Will be Successful.
Text.--He that winneth souls is wise.--Proverbs xi. 30. I PREACHED last Friday evening from the same text, on the method of dealing with sinners by private Christians. My object at this time is to take up the more public means of grace, with particular reference to the DUTIES OF MINISTERS. As I observed in my last lecture, wisdom is the choice and pursuit of the best end by the most appropriate means. The great end for which the Christian Ministry was appointed, is to glorify God in the salvation …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
How to Preach the Gospel.
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
How those are to be Admonished who Decline the Office of Preaching Out of Too Great Humility, and those who Seize on it with Precipitate Haste.
The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!
Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.
So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
So God was good to the midwives, and the Israelites continued to multiply, growing more and more powerful.
The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
I said, 'Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.'
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