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Proverbs 15:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He, troubleth his own house, who graspeth with greed, but, he that hateth gifts, shall live.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A dishonest gainer is troubling his house, And whoso is hating gifts liveth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that is greedy of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth gifts, shall liue.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A receiver of bribes destroys himself; but he that hates the receiving of bribes is safe. [By alms and by faithful dealings sins are purged away]; but by the fear of the Lord every one departs from evil.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that is greedy 1214
{1214} Prime
בָּצַע
batsa`
{baw-tsah'}
A primitive root to break off, that is, (usually) plunder; figuratively to finish, or (intransitively) stop.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of gain 1215
{1215} Prime
בֶּצַע
betsa`
{beh'-tsah}
From H1214; plunder; by extension gain (usually unjust).
troubleth 5916
{5916} Prime
עָכַר
`akar
{aw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly to roil water; figuratively to disturb or afflict.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
his own house; 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
but he that hateth 8130
{8130} Prime
שָׂנֵא
sane'
{saw-nay'}
A primitive root; to hate (personally).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
gifts 4979
{4979} Prime
מַתָּנָה
mattanah
{mat-taw-naw'}
Feminine of H4976; a present; specifically (in a good sense) a sacrificial offering, (in a bad sense) a bribe.
shall live. 2421
{2421} Prime
חָיַה
chayah
{khaw-yaw'}
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 15:27

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 11:17). Avarice brings trouble to him and his.

_ _ hateth gifts — or, “bribes” (Exodus 23:8; Psalms 15:5), and is not avaricious.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 15:27

_ _ Note, 1. Those that are covetous entail trouble upon their families: He that is greedy of gain, and therefore makes himself a slave to the world, rises up early, sits up late, and eats the bread of carefulness, in pursuit of it — he that hurries, and puts himself and all about him upon the stretch, in business, frets and vexes at every loss and disappointment, and quarrels with every body that stands in the way of his profit — he troubles his own house, is a burden and vexation to his children and servants. He that, in his greediness of gain, takes bribes, and uses unlawful ways of getting money, leaves a curse with what he gets to those that come after him, which sooner or later will bring trouble into the house, Habakkuk 2:9, Habakkuk 2:10. 2. Those that are generous as well as righteous entail a blessing upon their families: He that hates gifts, that shakes his hands from holding the bribes that are thrust into his hand to pervert justice and abhors all sinful indirect ways of getting money — that hates to be paltry and mercenary, and is willing, if there be occasion, to do good gratis — he shall live; he shall have the comfort of life, shall live in prosperity and reputation; his name and family shall live and continue.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 15:27

Troubleth — Brings God's curse upon himself and family. Gifts — Bribes given to corrupt judgment. Live — Shall preserve himself and family from ruin.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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He that is:

Proverbs 1:19 So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Proverbs 11:19 As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death.
Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart.
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
Deuteronomy 7:26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.
Joshua 6:18 And ye, in any wise keep [yourselves] from the accursed thing, lest ye make [yourselves] accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
Joshua 7:11-12 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put [it] even among their own stuff. ... Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, [but] turned [their] backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
Joshua 7:24-25 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor. ... And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.
1 Samuel 8:3-5 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. ... And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
2 Kings 5:27 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.
Isaiah 5:8-10 Woe unto them that join house to house, [that] lay field to field, till [there be] no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! ... Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
Jeremiah 17:11 [As] the partridge sitteth [on eggs], and hatcheth [them] not; [so] he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
Habakkuk 2:9-11 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! ... For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
Zechariah 5:3-4 Then said he unto me, This [is] the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off [as] on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off [as] on that side according to it. ... I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

but:

Proverbs 28:16 The prince that wanteth understanding [is] also a great oppressor: [but] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong [his] days.
Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
Exodus 23:8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Deuteronomy 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Isaiah 33:15-16 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; ... He shall dwell on high: his place of defence [shall be] the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters [shall be] sure.
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Ex 18:21; 23:8. Dt 7:26; 16:19. Jsh 6:18; 7:11, 24. 1S 8:3. 2K 5:27. Pv 1:19; 11:19, 29; 20:21; 28:16; 29:4. Is 5:8; 33:15. Jr 17:11. Hab 2:9. Zc 5:3.

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