Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.
Ill–gotten gain has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
Ill-gotten gain gets you nowhere; an honest life is immortal.
Wealth which comes from sin is of no profit, but righteousness gives salvation from death.
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.
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1 tn Heb “treasures of wickedness” (so KJV, ASV); NASB “Ill-gotten gains”; TEV “Wealth that you get by dishonesty.”
2 sn The term “righteousness” here means honesty (cf. TEV). Wealth has limited value even if gained honestly; but honesty delivers from mortal danger.
3 tn Heb “death.” This could refer to literal death, but it is probably figurative here for mortal danger or ruin.