Proverbs 12:11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.12 Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
These verses aptly shows the difference between socialism and capitalism. “Capitalists” were”heads” of estates with “chattel” (cattle) as defined in the original Latin. Agrarian capitalism is when men owned their own house and property and received this property by industry (hard work) free of government intervention (excessive regulation). A man's home and property were sacred and were protected from aggression.
Socialism is best defined by “redistribution of the wealth” without regard to the labor it took in bringing the opportunity into fruition.
Whoever works (the capitalist) will prosper. Whoever pursues the wealth of the others is ignorant (verse 11). Theft of what belongs to others is a sin “Thou shall not steal”. He is unmotivated and a sluggard!
If a person (a socialist) covets even the wealth of an evil rich man, that person himself is wicked! If that person is righteous (loves the will of God) he himself will prosper (verse 12). Covetous is a violation of God's commandment (sin is against God).
A wise man will be satisfied with good. His own hard work will make him prosperous (verse 14).
Those who want to live off the work of others (socialists) justify that sin (foolishness): “I deserve what others work for. That's only fair”. It's the government's responsibility to insure equal outcomes without regard to effort. However, a wise man depends only on God and himself realizing that the “god” of government is a false provider. The government can only take away, it cannot create wealth. God and hard work creates prosperity.