New Living Translation
for riches don't last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.
King James Bible
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Darby Bible Translation
for wealth is not for ever; and doth the crown endure from generation to generation?
World English Bible
for riches are not forever, nor does even the crown endure to all generations.
Young's Literal Translation
For riches are not to the age, Nor a crown to generation and generation.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:24 For - What thou dost now possess, will not last always. If a man had the wealth of a kingdom, without care and diligence it would be brought to nothing.
LibraryThe Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
You have renounced your covenant with him; you have thrown his crown in the dust.
In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.
Say to the king and his mother, "Come down from your thrones and sit in the dust, for your glorious crowns will soon be snatched from your heads."
The garlands have fallen from our heads. Weep for us because we have sinned.
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "Take off your jeweled crown, for the old order changes. Now the lowly will be exalted, and the mighty will be brought down.
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