Proverbs 13:22

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Proverbs 13:22

Postby David_L » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:56 pm

A good person will bequeath to grandchildren, but wealth of a sinner is secreted for a righeous person.
Proverbs 13:22


What does "wealth of a sinner is secreted for a righeous person" mean?

Here's Rashi's commentary for that verse, but the meaning of that phrase is still not clear to me:
A good man will leave an inheritance: of his merit and his property to his sons’ sons, but a sinner does not leave over an inheritance to his sons, for his wealth and his property are laid away for the righteous, as it is written (Esther 8:2): “And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.”

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo ... rashi=true
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Re: Proverbs 13:22

Postby rivka » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:30 pm

It sounds like the pasuk is saying that even when a sinner has good in this world (the classic question of rasha v'tov lo), aside from what happens in the next world -- it doesn't even last in this world. Maybe for him, but not for his descendants. Rather, in some way that wealth is transferred to the tzaddik, or his descendants.
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Re: Proverbs 13:22

Postby David_L » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks, Rivka.
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