Verse of the Day

Friday, May 31, 2024

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.

This Week's Daily Bible Verses

Thursday, May 30

Luke 18:27

Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

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Wednesday, May 29

1 Peter 1:8-9

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

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Tuesday, May 28

Acts 4:10-12

"Know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is 'the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.' Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

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Monday, May 27

Luke 6:30

Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.

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Sunday, May 26

Malachi 3:10

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it."

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Saturday, May 25

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Read all of 1 Corinthians 13 NIV

Friday, May 24

Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

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