Proverbs 10:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

King James Version

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Holman Bible

Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.

International Standard Version

Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.

A Conservative Version

He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

American Standard Version

He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Amplified

He becomes poor who works with a slack and idle hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Bible in Basic English

He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.

Darby Translation

He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that deals with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Julia Smith Translation

A slothful hand makes poverty, and the hand of the active will make rich.

King James 2000

He becomes poor who has a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent enriches.

Modern King James verseion

He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker makes rich.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

An idle hand maketh poor; but a quick laboring hand maketh rich.

NET Bible

The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.

New Heart English Bible

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.

New simplified Bible

He becomes poor who deals with a lazy hand. The hand of the diligent makes rich.

The Emphasized Bible

He becometh poor, who dealeth with a slack hand, but, the hand of the diligent, maketh rich.

Webster

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

World English Bible

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Poor is he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24


do , make , wrought , deal , commit , offer , execute , keep , shew , prepare , work , do so , perform , get , dress , maker , maintain ,
Usage: 0

with a slack
רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

but the hand
יד 
Yad 
hand , by , consecrate , him , power , them , places , tenons , thee , coast , side ,
Usage: 1612

of the diligent
חרץ חרוּץ 
Charuwts 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

3 The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked. 4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.


Cross References

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Proverbs 11:24

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Proverbs 19:24

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,

Ecclesiastes 10:18

Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.

John 6:27

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Hebrews 6:11-12

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

2 Peter 1:5-10

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,



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