Proverbs 11:4

4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Read Proverbs 11:4 Using Other Translations

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death.

What does Proverbs 11:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath
When God takes away the soul, and summons to judgment, and brings to it; and as riches profited not Rome Pagan, in the day of the Lamb's wrath upon it; so neither will they profit Rome Papal, when it will come in remembrance before God, to give it the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath; see ( Revelation 6:15-17 ) ( 18:15-17 ) ; but righteousness delivereth from death;
from the curse of a corporeal death; from the power of a spiritual one; and from dying the second or an eternal one; (See Gill on Proverbs 10:2); the Targum is,

``from an evil death.''
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