In the house
Probably from H1129
abbreviated; a house
(in the greatest variation of applications, especially family
of the righteous
By contraction from H7231
(in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
but in the revenues
, that is, produce
(literally or figuratively).
of the wicked
; morally wrong
; concretely an (actively) bad
A primitive root; properly to roil
water; figuratively to disturb
Stem - Niphal (See H8833
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 793
_ _ treasure implying utility.
_ _ trouble vexation and affliction.
_ _ Note, 1. Where righteousness is riches are, and the comforts of them: In the house of the righteous is much treasure. Religion teaches men to be diligent, temperate, and just, and by these means, ordinarily, the estate is increased. But that is not all: God blesses the habitation of the just, and that blessing makes rich without trouble. Or, if there be not much of this world's goods, yet where there is grace there is true treasure; and those who have but little, if they have a heart to be therewith content, and to enjoy the comfort of that little, it is enough; it is all riches. The righteous perhaps are not themselves enriched, but there is treasure in their house, a blessing in store, which their children after them may reap the benefit of. A wicked worldly man is only for having his belly filled with those treasures, his own sensual appetite gratified (Psalms 17:14); but a righteous man's first care is for his soul and then for his seed, to have treasure in his heart and then in his house, which his relations and those about him may have the benefit of. 2. Where wickedness is, though there may be riches, yet there is vexation of spirit with them: In the revenues of the wicked, the great incomes they have, there is trouble; for there is guilt and a curse; there is pride and passion, and envy and contention; and those are troublesome lusts, which rob them of the joy of their revenues and make them troublesome to their neighbours.
Revenues Though he may obtain great revenues, yet they are attended with much trouble.
In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is (a) trouble.
(a) For though they have much yet it is full of trouble and care.
- the house:
Proverbs 15:16 Better [is] little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Proverbs 8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Proverbs 13:22 A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.
Proverbs 21:20 [There is] treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Psalms 112:3 Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
- in the revenues:
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 16:8 Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
Job 20:19-23 Because he hath oppressed [and] hath forsaken the poor; [because] he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not; ... [When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating.
Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better [is] an handful [with] quietness, than both the hands full [with] travail and vexation of spirit.
Ecclesiastes 5:10-14 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this [is] also vanity. ... But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and [there is] nothing in his hand.
James 5:1-3 Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. ... Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
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