27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.

Other Translations of Proverbs 15:27

King James Version

27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

English Standard Version

27 Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

The Message

27 A greedy and grasping person destroys community; those who refuse to exploit live and let live.

New King James Version

27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

New Living Translation

27 Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 15:27

Commentary on Proverbs 15:27

(Read Proverbs 15:27)

The covetous man lets none of his family have rest or enjoyment. And greediness of gain often tempts to projects that bring ruin.