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Proverbs 13:22

22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Read Proverbs 13:22 Using Other Translations

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.

What does Proverbs 13:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 13:22

A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's
children
He not only has a sufficiency for the present support of himself and family; but is so prospered and succeeded, as to leave an inheritance after him; and which is continued to and enjoyed, not only by his immediate offspring, but theirs also; for being got honestly, it wears well; see ( Proverbs 13:11 ) ; and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just;
the riches which wicked men get are laid up in the purposes of God for good men; and in his providence they are translated from the one to the other: so the riches of the Egyptians were designed for the Israelites, and by the providence of God were put into their hands; see ( Job 27:16 Job 27:17 ) ( Proverbs 28:8 ) ( Ecclesiastes 2:26 ) .

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