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Proverbs 11:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness [hath] a sure reward.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness [gets] a true reward.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The lawless man, earneth the wages of falsehood, but, he that soweth righteousness, hath the reward of fidelity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness—a true reward.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The wicked maketh an unsteady work: but to him that soweth justice, there is a faithful reward.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The wicked worketh a deceitfull worke: but to him that soweth righteousnesse, shall be a sure reward.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— An ungodly man performs unrighteous works: but the seed of the righteous is a reward of truth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
worketh 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
a deceitful 8267
{8267} Prime
שֶׁקֶר
sheqer
{sheh'-ker}
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially).
work: 6468
{6468} Prime
פְּעֻלָּה
p@`ullah
{peh-ool-law'}
Feminine passive participle of H6466; (abstractly) work.
but to him that soweth 2232
{2232} Prime
זָרַע
zara`
{zaw-rah'}
A primitive root; to sow; figuratively to disseminate, plant, fructify.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
[shall be] a sure 571
{0571} Prime
אֱמֶת
'emeth
{eh'-meth}
Contracted from H0539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.
reward. 7938
{7938} Prime
שֶׂכֶר
seker
{seh'-ker}
From H7936; wages.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:18

_ _ a deceitful work — or, “wages,” which fail to satisfy, or flee away (Proverbs 10:2; Proverbs 23:5).

_ _ sure reward — or, “gain,” as from trading (Hosea 10:12; Galatians 6:8, Galatians 6:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:18

_ _ Note, 1. Sinners put a most fatal cheat upon themselves: The wicked works a deceitful work, builds himself a house upon the sand, which will deceive him when the storm comes, promises himself that by his sin which he will never gain; nay, it is cutting his throat when it smiles upon him. Sin deceived me, and by it slew me. 2. Saints lay up the best securities for themselves: He that sows righteousness, that is good, and makes it his business to do good, with an eye to a future recompence, he shall have a sure reward; it is made as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. If the seedness fail not, the harvest shall not, Galatians 6:8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 11:18

Worketh — A work which will deceive his expectation. Soweth — That worketh it with constancy, and diligence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
wicked:

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Job 27:13-23 This [is] the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, [which] they shall receive of the Almighty. ... [Men] shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
Isaiah 59:5-8 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. ... The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

but:

Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. ... He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves [with him].
Hosea 10:12-13 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. ... Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Galatians 6:8-9 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. ... And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
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Jb 27:13. Ps 126:5. Pv 1:18; 5:22; 22:8. Ec 10:8. Is 59:5. Ho 10:12. Ga 6:8. Ep 4:22. Jm 3:18.

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