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9 Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9 - 10)

10 "A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest" - 11 Your poverty will come in like a vagabond and your need like an armed man. (Proverbs 6:10 - 11)

12 I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. 18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice, 21 To endow those who love me with wealth, that I may fill their treasuries. (Proverbs 8:12, 18, 20 - 21)

4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. (10:4).

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4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. (11:4)

16 A gracious woman attains honor, and ruthless men attain riches. (11:16)

28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. (11:28)

9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant than he who honors himself and lacks bread. (12:9)

20 The poor is hated even by his neighbor, but those who love the rich are many. 23 In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. 24 The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools is foolishness. (14:20 - 21, 23 - 24)

15 The rich man's wealth is his fortress, the ruin of the poor is their poverty. (10:15)

World's Wit and Wisdom
Fortune does not change men;
it unmasks them.
Suzanne Necker, 1739 - 1794

Fame is the beginning
of the fall of greatness.
V. V. Rozanov, 1856 - 1919

7 There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth. (13:7)

11 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. (13:11)

22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. (Proverbs 13:22)

27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live. (15:27)

World's Wit and Wisdom
No man is rich enough
to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Success is not so much what you are,
but rather what you appear to be.

8 Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. (16:8)

11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own imagination. (18:11)

5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. (21:5)

7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender's slave. (22:7)

16 He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. (22:16)

23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds; 24 For riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations. (27:23 - 24)

6 Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, but trouble is in the income of the wicked. (15:6)

6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked though he be rich. (28:6)

8 One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion gathers it for him who will pity the poor. (28:8)

11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes, but the poor who has understanding sees through him. (28:11)

22. He who hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not know that poverty will come upon him. (28:22)

1 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, favor is better than silver and gold. 4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life. (Proverbs 22:1, 4)

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