New Living Translation
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:22 Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.
Don't eat with people who are stingy; don't desire their delicacies.
The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.
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