Proverbs 10:22

22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Proverbs 10:22 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
English Standard Version (ESV)
22 The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
New Living Translation (NLT)
22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
The Message Bible (MSG)
22 God's blessing makes life rich; nothing we do can improve on God.
American Standard Version (ASV)
22 The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
22 It is the LORD's blessing that makes a person rich, and hard work adds nothing to it.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
22 The Lord's blessing enriches, and struggle adds nothing to it.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth. Trouble doesn't come with it.

Proverbs 10:22 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich
In the diligent use of means; see ( Proverbs 10:4 ) ; riches are from the Lord, and should be acknowledged as such, and not attributed to the industry, diligence, sagacity, and merit of men; but should be looked upon as had through the blessing of the Lord upon the labours of men; and when they come this way they come as a blessing, and with one: it may be understood of being made rich in a spiritual sense; it is the blessing, good will, and favour of God, that makes men rich in Christ; that bestows upon them his unsearchable riches; that enriches them with all spiritual blessings in him; that makes them rich in faith and in good works, and with the riches of grace and of glory; and he addeth no sorrow with it;
no sorrow goes along with the blessing, but what is a blessing itself, as one observes; riches enjoyed through the blessing of God are not attended with that sorrow in getting, keeping, and losing them, as the riches of wicked men unlawfully gotten are; see ( 1 Timothy 6:9 1 Timothy 6:10 ) ; for as the good man comes by them easily, without any anxious care and sinful solicitude, he seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness, all these things are added to him, over and above, without much thought about them, or expectation of them, ( Matthew 6:33 ) ; so it is with great delight, pleasure, and cheerfulness, he enjoys them, and readily communicates them to others; while the wicked man is full of anxiety, distress, and sorrow; see ( Ecclesiastes 5:12 Ecclesiastes 5:13 Ecclesiastes 5:18 ) ( 6:2 ) . This is eminently true of spiritual riches; there is no sorrow attending them; the fruit and effect of them are peace, joy, and comfort.

Proverbs 10:22 In-Context

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 128:2
  • 2. S Genesis 13:2; S Genesis 49:25; S Deuteronomy 8:18; Genesis 24:35; Psalms 37:22
  • 3. S 2 Chronicles 25:9
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