A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty.
A miser in a hurry to get rich doesn't know that he'll end up broke.
He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.
The miser is in a hurry to get rich and does not know that loss is sure to come.
A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.
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1 tn Heb “a man with an evil eye” (as opposed to the generous man who has a “good” eye). This individual is selfish, unkind, unsympathetic to others. He looks only to his own gain. Cf. NAB “The avaricious man”; NLT “A greedy person.”
2 sn The one who is hasty to gain wealth is involved in sin in some way, for which he will be punished by poverty. The idea of “hastening” after riches suggests a dishonest approach to acquiring wealth.