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Proverbs 1:19 - ill-gotten gain takes away the lives of those who get it

NIV Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the lives of those who get it.
KJV So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
NASB So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence;
It takes away the life of its possessors.
Proverbs 1:19


This particular passage deals with the attempt to get rich through violence (see verses 8-18), but the application is wider. Any get-rich-quick scheme is included.

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Pr 1:19). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.