The Wealth of the Sinner Is Stored Up For the Righteous: Proverbs 13:22 and Job 27:17

Studying Bible Prophecy

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Reading in Job this morning, I ran across an interesting passage: Job 27:16-17 (my thoughts mainly on verse 17).  It reads…

Though he [the wicked] heaps up silver like dust
and clothes like piles of clay,
17 what he lays up the righteous will wear,
and the innocent will divide his silver.  NIV
                             

Adam Clark says of verse 17:

Money is God’s property. “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord; ” and though it may be abused for a time by unrighteous hands, God, in the course of his providence, brings it back to its proper use; and often the righteous possess the inheritance of the wicked.

Another verse that says something similar is Proverbs 13:22.  It says…

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.  RSV
 

From the Jamieson…

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