Proverbs 13:11 - Get-Rich-Quick Schemes.

Proverbs 13:11; Get-Rich-Quick Schemes.

Proverbs 13:11 (NRSV) Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but 
those who gather little by little will increase it. 

Proverbs 13:11 (NCV) Money that comes easily disappears quickly, 
but money that is gathered little by little will grow. 

Proverbs 13:11 (NLT) Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly 
disappears; wealth from hard work grows. 

Proverbs 13:11 (AMP) Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or 
unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use 
[such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little 
will increase [his riches]. 


The Proverbs of Solomon  (10:1-22:16)
Contrast the Upright and the Wicked


Proverbs 20:21 (KJV)  An inheritance may be gotten hastily at 
the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.  

Proverbs 28:20 (KJV)  He that maketh haste to be rich shall not 
be innocent.  


Wealth gained without real effort is soon dissipated. What a man 
has toiled to earn he will usually spend with care, and, gradually, 
he will build up a reserve. [SDA Commentary] 

Hastily acquired wealth usually comes through dishonest 
dealings. [Ryrie SB re Pro.28:20] 

The way to become richly blessed is by being faithful 
("trustworthy"), not by using get-rich-quick schemes. Being eager to get rich 
often leads to devious, dishonest ways (cf. 13:11; 20:21) resulting in 
the person being punished either by the courts or by poverty or both 
(cf. 28:22). Others who will not go unpunished are referred to in 
6:29; 11:21; 16:5; 17:5; 19:5, 9. [Bible Knowledge Commentary re 

Luke 12:15 (NIV)  Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your 
guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the 
abundance of his possessions."  

Eccles. 12:13 (NIV)  Now all has been heard; here is the 
conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is 
the whole duty of man.  

How many a man might have escaped financial failure and ruin by 
heeding the warnings, so often repeated and emphasized in the 
Scriptures:  {Ed 136.5}