24 For riches [1] are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:24

New International Version

24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.

English Standard Version

24 for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

The Message

24 (Don't take them for granted; possessions don't last forever, you know.)

New King James Version

24 For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

New Living Translation

24 for riches don't last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:24

Commentary on Proverbs 27:23-27

(Read Proverbs 27:23-27)

We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.