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Jeremiah 17:11

11  Like the lpartridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch,

so is mhe who gets riches but not by justice;

nin the midst of his days they will leave him,

oand at his end he will be a fool.

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Jeremiah 17:11 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay

are those who gain riches by unjust means.

When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them,

and in the end they will prove to be fools.

Jeremiah 17:11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Jeremiah 17:11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs she has not laid,

so are those who get their wealth by unjust means.

At midlife they will lose their riches;

in the end, they will become poor old fools.

Jeremiah 17:11 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 Like a bird hatching an egg it did not lay,

so are the people who get rich by cheating.

When their lives are half finished, they will lose their riches.

At the end of their lives, it will be clear they were fools.

Jeremiah 17:11 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

11 As the partridge that sitteth on eggs which she hath not laid, so is he that getteth riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.

Jeremiah 17:11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs it hath not laid, so is he that getteth riches and not by right: in the midst of his days shall he leave them, and at his end shall be a fool.

Jeremiah 17:11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 A person who gets rich dishonestly is like a partridge

that hatches eggs it did not lay.

During his lifetime, he will lose his wealth.

In the end, he will be a godless fool.”

Jeremiah 17:11 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 He who makes a fortune unjustly

is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.

In the middle of his days

his riches will abandon him,

so in the end he will be a fool.

Jeremiah 17:11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Like the partridge hatching what it did not lay,

so are all who amass wealth unjustly;

in mid-life it will leave them,

and at their end they will prove to be fools.

Jeremiah 17:11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay

is one who amasses wealth without justice.

In the middle of his days it will leave him,

and at his end he will prove to be a fool.”

Jeremiah 17:11 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

11 Some people get rich in the wrong way.

They are like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.

When their lives are half over, their riches will desert them.

In the end they will prove how foolish they have been.

Jeremiah 17:11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 “As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid,

So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly;

In the midst of his days it will forsake him,

And in the end he will be a fool.”