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Proverbs 1:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [who] taketh away the life of its owners.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— So [are] the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So [are] the waies of euery one that is greedie of gaine: [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— These are the ways of all that perform lawless deeds; for by ungodliness they destroy their own life.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So x3651
(3651) Complement
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
[are] the ways 734
{0734} Prime
From H0732; a well trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan.
of every one x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that is greedy 1214
{1214} Prime
A primitive root to break off, that is, (usually) plunder; figuratively to finish, or (intransitively) stop.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of gain; 1215
{1215} Prime
From H1214; plunder; by extension gain (usually unjust).
[which] taketh away 3947
{3947} Prime
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the life 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
of the owners 1167
{1167} Prime
From H1166; a master; hence a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:10-19.

Proverbs 1:17-19

_ _ Men warned ought to escape danger as birds instinctively avoid visibly spread nets. But stupid sinners rush to their own ruin (Psalms 9:16), and, greedy of gain, succeed in the very schemes which destroy them (1 Timothy 6:10), not only failing to catch others, but procuring their own destruction.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:10-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 1:19

Greedy — That seeks gain by wicked practices.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 1:19

So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away (p) the life of the owners thereof.

(p) By which he concludes that the covetous man is a murderer.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Proverbs 23:3-4 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful meat. ... Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
2 Samuel 18:11-13 And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest [him], and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten [shekels] of silver, and a girdle. ... Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against [me].
2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, [as] the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. ... The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.
Jeremiah 22:17-19 But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it]. ... He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. ... Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time [is] evil.
Micah 3:10-12 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. ... Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Acts 8:19-20 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. ... But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1 Timothy 6:9-10 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. ... For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
James 5:1-4 Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. ... Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:14-16 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: ... But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.


Job 31:39 If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a sore evil [which] I have seen under the sun, [namely], riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
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