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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Proverbs 15:27

Note, 1. Those that are covetous entail trouble upon their families: He that is greedy of gain, and therefore makes himself a slave to the world, rises up early, sits up late, and eats the bread of carefulness, in pursuit of it?he that hurries, and puts himself and all about him upon the stretch, in business, frets and vexes at every loss and disappointment, and quarrels with every body that stands in the way of his profit?he troubles his own house, is a burden and vexation to his children and... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Proverbs 15:27

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house ,.... Or "that covets a covetousness" F20 בוצע בצע "appetens concupiscentiam", Montanus; "qui avaritiam inhiat" Tigurine version; "concupiscens concupiscentiam", Vatablus. , an evil one, as in Habakkuk 2:9 ; that seeks riches by unlawful means, that gathers the mammon of falsehood, or unrighteousness, as the Targum; he entails a curse and brings ruin and destruction upon his family; the Septuagint and Arabic versions are, he... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Proverbs 15:27

He that is greedy of gain - He who will be rich; troubleth his own house - he is a torment to himself and his family by his avariciousness and penury, and a curse to those with whom he deals. But he that hateth gifts - Whatever is given to pervert judgment. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 15:24-33

Religion and common sense What is religion without common sense? Fanaticism, extravagance, and folly. What is common sense without religion? Dry, bald, uninspired and uninspiring worldliness. What are they united? The wisdom of both worlds, the wisdom of time and of eternity. Let. us look at some of their combined teachings. I. TEACHINGS OF COMMON SENSE . 1 . To avoid danger and death. ( Proverbs 15:24 .) This is obvious enough, but, unguided by religion, prudence may... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Proverbs 15:27

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house ( Proverbs 11:29 ). The special reference is doubtless to venal judges, who wrested judgment for lucre. Such malefactors were often reproved by the prophets (see Isaiah 1:23 ; Isaiah 10:1 , etc.; Micah 3:11 ; Micah 7:3 ). But all ill-gotten gain brings sure retribution. The Greeks have many maxims to this effect. Thus— κέρδη πομηρὰ ζημίαν ἀεὶ φέρει And again— τὰ δ αἰσχρὰ κέρδη συμφορὰς ἐργάζεται "Riches ill... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Proverbs 15:27

Proverbs 15:27. He that is greedy of gain That seeketh wealth by unjust practices, which the opposite clause shows to be the sense intended; troubleth his own house Bringeth God’s displeasure and destruction upon himself and his family, whom he designed to enrich, honour, and establish; but he that hateth gifts Bribes given to pervert judgment; he who refuses them, not with dissimulation, nor only from prudential considerations, but from a hearty abhorrence of all unrighteousness; ... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Proverbs 15:1-33

Bringing joy to others (15:1-33)Words can easily cheer others or enrage them, help them or hinder them. Therefore, people should think carefully about what they say (15:1-5). In addition to being wise in their speech, they must be honest in the way they earn their income (6-7). In fact, they must be upright in all aspects of their daily lives. Only then will God, from whom nothing can be hidden, accept their sacrifices and prayers (8-11). Another matter concerning habits of speech is that those... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Proverbs 15:27

gifts = bribes. Compare Proverbs 18:1 ; Proverbs 20:21 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Proverbs 15:27

"He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live."Under Proverbs 15:16, we commented upon the man who is greedy for gain. "Such a man is a torment to himself and to his family because of his avariciousness and penury. He is a curse to all those who deal with him."[27] Bribery is a besetting sin of all mankind. The refusal of early Christians to procure Paul's release from Felix, in spite of its being offered for a bribe, establishes the truth that it is... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Proverbs 15:27

27. (Compare :-). Avarice brings trouble to him and his. hateth gifts—or, "bribes" (Exodus 23:8; Psalms 15:5), and is not avaricious. read more

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