Verse of the Day: Wealth Leaves a Fool

June 29, 2007

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11 “As a partridge that broods but does not hatch, So is he who gets riches, but not by right; It will leave him in the midst of his days, And at his end he will be a fool.”

Jeremiah 17:11 (NKJV)

From the Nelson Study Bible:

The teaching of 17:1-10 is supported by a proverb based on the common belief that the partridge hatched eggs other than its own. When the young birds recognized that the partridge was not their mother, they would leave her. Similarly, a man who unjustly gains wealth will be abandoned by that wealth and then be known as a fool. Fool here refers to a person without moral, ethical, or spiritual character.

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