Verse of the Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Proverbs 11:18 NIV

The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

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Translations of Today's Verse

King James Version

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

English Standard Version

The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

The Message

Bad work gets paid with a bad check; good work gets solid pay.

New King James Version

The wicked man does deceptive work, But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

New Living Translation

Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last.

Commentary on Today's Verse

Commentary on Proverbs 11:18

(Read Proverbs 11:18)

He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it.

Proverbs 11:18 In-Context

16 A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.

18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.

20 The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.