20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Other Translations of Proverbs 21:20

King James Version

20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

English Standard Version

20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

The Message

20 Valuables are safe in a wise person's home; fools put it all out for yard sales.

New King James Version

20 There is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it.

New Living Translation

20 The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 21:20

Commentary on Proverbs 21:20

(Read Proverbs 21:20)

The plenty obtained by prudence, industry, and frugality, is desirable. But the foolish misspend what they have upon their lusts.