22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.

Other Translations of Proverbs 28:22

King James Version

22 He that hasteth hasteth...: or, hath and evil eye hasteth to be rich to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

English Standard Version

22 A stingy manHebrew A man whose eye is evil hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

The Message

22 A miser in a hurry to get rich doesn't know that he'll end up broke.

New King James Version

22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.

New Living Translation

22 Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 28:22

Commentary on Proverbs 28:22

(Read Proverbs 28:22)

He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty.