9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with qthe firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your rbarns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
2 fTreasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
gbut righteousness delivers from death.
3 hThe Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
ibut he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 A slack hand jcauses poverty,
kbut the hand of the diligent makes rich.
15 bA rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
22 iThe blessing of the Lord makes rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.1
4 gRiches do not profit in the day of wrath,
hbut righteousness delivers from death.
and none who waters will himself be watered.
28 Whoever strusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will tflourish like a green leaf.
8 The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
but a poor man chears no threat.
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
22 zA good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but athe sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
20 eThe poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
fbut the rich has many friends.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.
6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
16 bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
17 cBetter is a dinner of herbs where love is
than da fattened ox and hatred with it.
and blessed is he qwho trusts in the Lord.
11 lA rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
and like a high wall in his imagination.
4 fWealth brings many new friends,
fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.
21 iAn inheritance gained hastily in the beginning
will not be blessed in the end.
5 The plans of ethe diligent lead surely to abundance,
6 hThe getting of treasures by a lying tongue
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
7 xThe rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty.
4 dDo not toil to acquire wealth;
ebe discerning enough to desist.
5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
ffor suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.
11 A rich man is wise in his town eyes,
but a poor man who has understanding uwill find him out.
19 iWhoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
but whoever hastens to be rich jwill not go unpunished.
and does not know that opoverty will come upon him.
25 A greedy man sstirs up strife,
but the one who trusts in the Lord will tbe enriched.
8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is xneedful for me,
and say, a“Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
band profane the name of my God.