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20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
(A)But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

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20 A faithful person will be richly blessed,
    but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.(A)

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Lay Up Treasures in Heaven(A)

19 (B)“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;

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Treasures in Heaven(A)

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,(B) where moths and vermin destroy,(C) and where thieves break in and steal.

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But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

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Those who want to get rich(A) fall into temptation and a trap(B) and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

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10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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10 For the love of money(A) is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith(B) and pierced themselves with many griefs.(C)

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Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, (A)“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

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Keep your lives free from the love of money(A) and be content with what you have,(B) because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 13:5 Deut. 31:6