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