Proverbs 27:24

24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.

Proverbs 27:24 in Other Translations

24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
24 for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?
24 for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.
24 (Don't take them for granted; possessions don't last forever, you know.)
24 for wealth is not forever; not even a crown lasts for all time.

Proverbs 27:24 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 27:24

For riches [are] not for ever
A man cannot be assured of the continuance of them; they are uncertain things, here today and gone tomorrow: wherefore, though a man has a considerable share of them, yet should follow one calling or another; particularly husbandry is recommended, or keeping sheep and cattle, which are increasing; by which means his substance will be continued and augmented, which otherwise is not to be depended on, but in a diligent attendance to business; and doth the crown [endure] to every generation?
the royal crown, that is not to be depended upon; a king that wears a crown is not sure he shall always wear it, or that it shall be continued to his family one generation after another. And it is suggested, that it is not even beneath such persons to have a regard to their flocks and herds, and the increase of their riches in this way: the Chinese kings, many of them, formerly employed themselves in husbandry, and set examples of industry and diligence to their subjects F20; King Hezekiah provided himself possessions of flocks and herds in abundance, ( 2 Chronicles 32:28 2 Chronicles 32:29 ) .


F20 Vid. Martin. Hist. Sinica, p. 92, 93, 326.

Proverbs 27:24 In-Context

22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.
23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field.

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