Proverbs 28:22
New International Version
The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

New Living Translation
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty.

English Standard Version
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Berean Study Bible
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty awaits him.

King James Bible
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

New King James Version
A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

New American Standard Bible
A person with an evil eye hurries after wealth And does not know that poverty will come upon him.

NASB 1995
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

NASB 1977
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth, And does not know that want will come upon him.

Amplified Bible
He who has an evil and envious eye hurries to be rich And does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Christian Standard Bible
A greedy one is in a hurry for wealth; he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth; he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

American Standard Version
he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man with an evil eye hastens to be rich and he does not know that loss has come upon him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An envious man makes haste to be rich, and knows not that the merciful man will have the mastery over him.

Contemporary English Version
Don't be selfish and eager to get rich--you will end up worse off than you can imagine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man, that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

English Revised Version
He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Good News Translation
Selfish people are in such a hurry to get rich that they do not know when poverty is about to strike.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A stingy person is in a hurry to get rich, not realizing that poverty is about to overtake him.

International Standard Version
The miser is in a hurry to get wealthy, but he isn't aware that poverty will catch up with him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that hath an evil eye hasteneth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.

Literal Standard Version
The man [with] an evil eye [is] troubled for wealth, And he does not know that want meets him.

NET Bible
The stingy person hastens after riches and does not know that poverty will overtake him.

New Heart English Bible
A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
21To show partiality is not good, yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread. 22A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty awaits him. 23He who rebukes a man will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.…

Cross References
Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent bring plenty, as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself or giving gifts to the rich will surely lead to poverty.

Proverbs 23:6
Do not eat the bread of a stingy man, and do not crave his delicacies;

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.


Treasury of Scripture

He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

1 Timothy 6:9
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

an evil

Proverbs 23:6
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

Matthew 20:15
Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Mark 7:22
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

and

Genesis 13:10-13
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar…

Genesis 19:17
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Job 20:18-22
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein









(22) Hath an evil eye.--Envies others their prosperity, and keeps all he has for himself.

And considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.--For it is "the liberal soul" that "shall be made fat" (Proverbs 11:25), not such as he, who can get no blessing from God.

Verse 22. - He that hasteth to be rich bath an evil eye (see ver. 20); better, the man of evil eye hasteth after riches. The man of evil eye (Proverbs 23:6) is the envious and covetous man; such a one tries to improve his position and raise himself speedily to the height of him whom he envies, and is quite unscrupulous as to the means which he uses to effect his purpose, and keeps all that he gains selfishly to himself. And yet he is really blind to his own best interests (comp Proverbs 20:21). And considereth not that poverty shall come upon him (comp. Proverbs 23:4, 5). His grasping greed brings no blessing with it (Proverbs 11:25), excites others to defraud him, and in the end consigns him to merited poverty. The LXX. here reads somewhat differently, and translates, "An envious man hasteth to be rich, and knows not that the merciful man (chasid instead of cheser) will I,ave the mastery over him," i.e. will take his wealth, as ver. 8. Proverbs concerning hastily gotten wealth have already been given. Here are a few more: Spanish, "Who would be rich in a year gets hanged in half a year;" Italian, "The river does not become swollen with clear water;" says a Scotch proverb, "Better a wee fire to warm as than a meikle fire to burn us."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A stingy
רַ֣ע (ra‘)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

hastens
נִֽבֳהָ֥ל (ni·ḇo·hāl)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 926: To tremble inwardly, be, alarmed, agitated, to hasten anxiously

after wealth
לַה֗וֹן (la·hō·wn)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1952: Wealth, sufficiency

and does not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know
יֵ֝דַע (yê·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

poverty
חֶ֥סֶר (ḥe·ser)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2639: Lack, destitution

awaits him.
יְבֹאֶֽנּוּ׃ (yə·ḇō·’en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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