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Proverbs 21

Prov. 21:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

He that loveth
'ahab (Hebrew #157)
a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise)
KJV usage: (be-)love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.
Pronounce: aw-hab'
Origin: or raheb {aw-habe'}
simchah (Hebrew #8057)
blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival)
KJV usage: X exceeding(-ly), gladness, joy(-fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice(-ing).
Pronounce: sim-khaw'
Origin: from 8056
shall be a poor
machcowr (Hebrew #4270)
from 2637; deficiency; hence, impoverishment
KJV usage: lack, need, penury, poor, poverty, want.
Pronounce: makh-sore'
Origin: or machcor {makh-sore'}
'iysh (Hebrew #376)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
KJV usage: also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.
Pronounce: eesh
Origin: contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant)
: he that loveth
'ahab (Hebrew #157)
a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise)
KJV usage: (be-)love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.
Pronounce: aw-hab'
Origin: or raheb {aw-habe'}
yayin (Hebrew #3196)
wine (as fermented); by implication, intoxication
KJV usage: banqueting, wine, wine(-bibber).
Pronounce: yah'-yin
Origin: from an unused root meaning to effervesce
and oil
shemen (Hebrew #8081)
grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); figuratively, richness
KJV usage: anointing, X fat (things), X fruitful, oil((-ed)), ointment, olive, + pine.
Pronounce: sheh'-men
Origin: from 8080
shall not be rich
`ashar (Hebrew #6238)
properly, to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively, make) rich
KJV usage: be(-come, en-, make, make self, wax) rich, make (1 Kings 22:48 marg). See 6240.
Pronounce: aw-shar'
Origin: a primitive root
or, sport.

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Ministry on This Verse

Prov. 21:20• 20There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. (Prov. 21:20)
Prov. 5:10‑11• 10Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger;
11And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
(Prov. 5:10‑11)
Prov. 23:21• 21For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. (Prov. 23:21)
Luke 15:13‑16• 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
(Luke 15:13‑16)
Luke 16:24‑25• 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
(Luke 16:24‑25)
1 Tim. 5:6• 6But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. (1 Tim. 5:6)
2 Tim. 3:4• 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (2 Tim. 3:4)
Heb. sport.
 The spendthrift and the self-indulgent are not in the way to future wealth and comfort. It is the frugal and self-denying who, by present carefulness, pave the way to easier circumstances in years to come. The young man who spends his time in folly, seeking dubious pleasures with unwise companions, is laying up misery and want for his afterlife. (Proverbs Twenty-One by H.A. Ironside)

J. N. Darby Translation

He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.