Proverbs 11:4
New International Version
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

New Living Translation
Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death.

English Standard Version
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Berean Study Bible
Riches are worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness brings deliverance from death.

King James Bible
Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

New King James Version
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

New American Standard Bible
Riches do not benefit on the day of wrath, But righteousness rescues from death.

NASB 1995
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

NASB 1977
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

Amplified Bible
Riches will not provide security in the day of wrath and judgment, But righteousness rescues from death.

Christian Standard Bible
Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death.

American Standard Version
Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wealth is not useful in the day of wrath but righteousness saves from death.

Contemporary English Version
When God is angry, money won't help you. Obeying God is the only way to be saved from death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Riches shall not profit in the day of revenge: but justice shall deliver from death.

English Revised Version
Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Good News Translation
Riches will do you no good on the day you face death, but honesty can save your life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Riches are of no help on the day of fury, but righteousness saves from death.

International Standard Version
Wealth won't help in the time of judgment, but righteousness will deliver from death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death.

Literal Standard Version
Wealth does not profit in a day of wrath, And righteousness delivers from death.

NET Bible
Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.

New Heart English Bible
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

World English Bible
Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Young's Literal Translation
Wealth profiteth not in a day of wrath, And righteousness delivereth from death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
3The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the faithless destroys them. 4Riches are worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness brings deliverance from death. 5The righteousness of the blameless directs their path, but the wicked fall by their own wickedness.…

Cross References
Genesis 7:1
Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.

Proverbs 6:34
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy in the day of vengeance.

Proverbs 10:2
Ill-gotten treasures profit nothing, but righteousness brings deliverance from death.

Ezekiel 7:19
They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will seem unclean. Their silver and gold cannot save them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs with wealth, for it became the stumbling block that brought their iniquity.

Zephaniah 1:18
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the Day of the LORD's wrath. The whole earth will be consumed by the fire of His jealousy." For indeed, He will make a sudden end of all who dwell on the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

riches

Proverbs 10:2
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Job 36:18,19
Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee…

Psalm 49:6-8
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; …









(4) In the day of wrath.--Riches profit in no day of wrath when God "visits" His people to take account of their evil doings; much less will they avail in "the day" (1Corinthians 3:13).

Righteousness delivereth from death.--See above on Proverbs 10:2.

Verse 4. - Profit not; afford no refuge (Proverbs 10:2). In the day of wrath (Proverbs 6:34), when God visits individuals or nations to punish them for sin (comp. Ecclus. 5:8). Such visitations are often spoken of (comp. Isaiah 10:3; Ezekiel 7:19; Zephaniah 1:15, 18, etc.). More especially will this be true in me great dies irae. Righteousness... death (see on Proverbs 10:2; and comp. Tobit 4:10 Tobit 12:9). The Septuagint here adds a sentence which is similar to ver. 10: "When the righteous dieth he leaveth regret, but the destruction of the wicked is easy and delightsome (πρόχειρος καὶ ἐπίχαρτος)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Riches
ה֭וֹן (hō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1952: Wealth, sufficiency

are worthless
יוֹעִ֣יל (yō·w·‘îl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3276: To confer or gain profit or benefit

in the day
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of wrath,
עֶבְרָ֑ה (‘eḇ·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5678: Overflow, arrogance, fury

but righteousness
וּ֝צְדָקָ֗ה (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

brings deliverance
תַּצִּ֥יל (taṣ·ṣîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from death.
מִמָּֽוֶת׃ (mim·mā·weṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin


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