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

Other Translations of Proverbs 11:18

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

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

The Message

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

New King James Version

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

New Living Translation

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 11:18

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.