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Proverbs 21:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There is that coveteth greedily all the day long; But the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All the day, he greatly craveth, whereas, the righteous, giveth, and doth not spare.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He longeth and desireth all the day: but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee coueteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giueth and spareth not.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— An ungodly man entertains evil desires all the day: but the righteous is unsparingly merciful and compassionate.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He coveteth 183
{0183} Prime
אָוַה
'avah
{aw-vaw'}
A primitive root; to wish for.
z8694
<8694> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 157
greedily 8378
{8378} Prime
תַּאֲוָה
ta'avah
{tah-av-aw'}
From H0183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm).
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
long: but the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
giveth 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and spareth 2820
{2820} Prime
חָשַׂךְ
chasak
{khaw-sak'}
A prim root; to restrain or (reflexively) refrain; by implication to refuse, spare, preserve; also (by interchange with H2821) to observe.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not. x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 21:26

_ _ The sin of covetousness marks the sluggard, as the virtue of benevolence the righteous.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 21:25-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 21:26

Coveteth — Spends his whole time in vain and lazy desires. Giveth — By God's blessing upon his industry he procures enough, not only for his own support, but for the relief of others.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
coveteth:

Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. ... I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
1 Thessalonians 2:5-9 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness: ... For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

the righteous:

Psalms 37:26 [He is] ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed [is] blessed.
Psalms 112:9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
Luke 6:30-36 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask [them] not again. ... Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians 8:7-9 Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also. ... For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
2 Corinthians 9:9-14 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. ... And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
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Ps 37:26; 112:9. Lk 6:30. Ac 20:33, 35. 2Co 8:7; 9:9. 1Th 2:5.

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