New Living Translation
Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness.
King James Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
Darby Bible Translation
The crown of the wise is their riches; the folly of the foolish is folly.
World English Bible
The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
Young's Literal Translation
The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:24 Riches - They are a singular advantage and ornament to them. But - As for rich fools, their folly is not cured, but made worse and more manifest by their riches.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Backslider in Heart.
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won't even get threatened.
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!
The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.
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