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Proverbs 28:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— he that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, And knoweth not that want shall come upon him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A man, hasting to be rich, hath an evil eye, and knoweth not when want may overtake him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Troubled for wealth [is] the man [with] an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that hasteth to bee rich, [hath] an euill eye, and considereth not that pouerty shall come vpon him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— An envious man makes haste to be rich, and knows not that the merciful man will have the mastery over him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
that hasteth 926
{0926} Prime
A primitive root; to tremble inwardly (or palpitate), that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) (suddenly) alarmed or agitated; by implication to hasten anxiously.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
to be rich 1952
{1952} Prime
From the same as H1951 in the sense of H0202; wealth; by implication enough.
[hath] an evil 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
eye, 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
and considereth 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
that x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
poverty 2639
{2639} Prime
From H2637; lack; hence destitution.
shall come y935
[0935] Standard
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
upon x935
(0935) Complement
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 28:22

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 28:20).

_ _ evil eye — in the general sense of Proverbs 23:6, here more specific for covetousness (compare Proverbs 22:9; Matthew 20:15).

_ _ poverty ... him — by God’s providence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 28:22

_ _ Here again Solomon shows the sin and folly of those that will be rich; they are resolved that they will be so, per fas, per nefasright or wrong; they will be so with all speed; they are getting hastily an estate. 1. They have no comfort in it: They have an evil eye, that is, they are always grieving at those that have more than they, and always grudging their necessary expenses, because they think the former keep them from seeming rich, the latter from being so, and between both they must needs be perpetually uneasy. 2. They have no assurance of the continuance of it, and yet take no thought to provide against the loss of it: Poverty shall come upon them, and the riches which they made wings for, that they might fly to them, will make themselves wings to fly from them; but they are secure and improvident, and do not consider this, that while they are making haste to be rich they are really making haste to be poor, else they would not trust to uncertain riches.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 28:22

Evil eye — Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to those who get any thing besides him. Poverty — And consequently that he shall need the pity and help of others.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 28:22

He that hasteneth to be rich [hath] an evil (l) eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

(l) Meaning, he that is covetous.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
that hasteth:
etc. Heb. that hath an evil eye

hasteth to be rich:

Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
1 Timothy 6:9 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.

an evil:

Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:


Genesis 13:10-13 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. ... But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Genesis 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
Job 20:18-22 That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow [it] down: according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice [therein]. ... In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
Job 27:16-17 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; ... He may prepare [it], but the just shall put [it] on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
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Gn 13:10; 19:17. Jb 20:18; 27:16. Pv 23:6; 28:20. Mt 20:15. Mk 7:22. 1Ti 6:9.

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