Proverbs 5:10
New International Version
lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.

New Living Translation
Strangers will consume your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor.

English Standard Version
lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

Berean Study Bible
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich the house of a foreigner.

King James Bible
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

New King James Version
Lest aliens be filled with your wealth, And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;

New American Standard Bible
And strangers will be filled with your strength, And your hard-earned possessions will go to the house of a foreigner;

NASB 1995
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

NASB 1977
Lest strangers be filled with your strength, And your hard-earned goods go to the house of an alien;

Amplified Bible
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned wealth will go to the house of a foreigner [who does not know God];

Christian Standard Bible
strangers will drain your resources, and your hard-earned pay will end up in a foreigner’s house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
strangers will drain your resources, and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house.

American Standard Version
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labors be in the house of an alien,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And foreigners will be filled with your power and your labor enter into the house of strangers

Brenton Septuagint Translation
lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours come into the houses of strangers;

Contemporary English Version
Strangers will get your money and everything else you have worked for.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

English Revised Version
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength; and thy labours be in the house of an alien;

Good News Translation
Yes, strangers will take all your wealth, and what you have worked for will belong to someone else.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or strangers will benefit from your strength and you will have to work hard in a pagan's house.

International Standard Version
so that strangers don't enrich themselves at your expense, and your work won't end up the possession of foreigners.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labours be in the house of an alien;

Literal Standard Version
Lest strangers be filled [with] your power, And your labors in the house of a stranger,

NET Bible
lest strangers devour your strength, and your labor benefit another man's house.

New Heart English Bible
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man's house.

World English Bible
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man's house.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest strangers be filled with thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Avoiding Immorality
9lest you concede your vigor to others, and your years to one who is cruel; 10lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich the house of a foreigner. 11At the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are spent,…

Cross References
Proverbs 5:9
lest you concede your vigor to others, and your years to one who is cruel;

Proverbs 5:11
At the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are spent,

Proverbs 6:26
For the levy of the prostitute is poverty, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.


Treasury of Scripture

Lest strangers be filled with your wealth; and your labors be in the house of a stranger;

strangers

Proverbs 6:35
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Hosea 7:9
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.

Luke 15:30
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

wealth

Proverbs 31:3
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.









Verse 10. - Another temporal consequence of, and deterrent against, a life of profligacy. Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger. The margin reads, "thy strength" for "thy wealth," but the text properly renders the original koakh, which means "substance," "wealth," "riches" - the youth's possessions in money and property (Delitzsch). The primary meaning of the word is "strength" or "might," as appears from the verb kakhakh, "to exert one's self," from which it is derived, but the parallel atsabeyka, "thy toils," rendered "thy labours," determines its use in the secondary sense here. Compare the similar passage in Hosea 7:9, "Strangers have devoured his strength [koakh, i.e. ' his possessions'], and he knoweth it not" (see also Job 6:22). Koakh is the concrete product resulting from the abstract strength or ability when brought into action. Thy labours (atsabeyka); i.e. thy toils, the product of laborious toil, that which you have gotten by the labour of your hands, and earned with the sweat of your brow. Fleischer compares the Italian i miri sudori, and the French mes sueurs. The singular etsev signifies "heavy toilsome labour," and the plural (atsavim, "labours," things done with toil, and so the idea passes to the resultant of the labour. Compare the very similar expression in Psalm 127:2, lekhem naatsavim, equivalent to "bread obtained by toilsome labour;" Authorized Version, "the bread of sorrows." The Authorized Version properly supplies the verb "be" against those (e.g. Holden et alli) who join on "thy labours" to the previous verb "be filled," as an accusative, and render, "and with thy labours in the house of a stranger." So also the LXX. and the Vulgate, "and thy labours come" (ἕλθωσι, LXX.) or "be" (sint, Vulgate) "to the house of strangers" (εἰς οἴκους ἀλλοτρίων) or, "in a strange house" (in aliena domo). In the latter case the Vulgate is wrong, as nok'ri in the phrase beyth nok'ri is always personal (Delitzsch), and should be rendered, as in the Authorized Version, "in the house of a stranger." The meaning of the verse is that a life of impurity transfers the profligate's substance, his wealth and possessions, to others, who will be satiated at his expense, and, being strangers, are indifferent to his ruin.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
lest
פֶּֽן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

strangers
זָרִ֣ים (zā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

feast
יִשְׂבְּע֣וּ (yiś·bə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

on your wealth,
כֹּחֶ֑ךָ (kō·ḥe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

and your labors
וַ֝עֲצָבֶ֗יךָ (wa·‘ă·ṣā·ḇe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6089: An earthen vessel, toil, a pang

[enrich] the house
בְּבֵ֣ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of a foreigner.
נָכְרִֽי׃ (nā·ḵə·rî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5237: Foreign, alien


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