Proverbs 16:26



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.

King James Version

He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

International Standard Version

The appetite of the laborer motivates him; indeed, his hunger drives him on.

A Conservative Version

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him, for his mouth urges him.

American Standard Version

The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto .

Amplified

The appetite of the laborer works for him, for [the need of] his mouth urges him on.

Bible in Basic English

The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on.

Darby Translation

The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on.

Holman Bible

A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The soul of him that labours, labours for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

Julia Smith Translation

The soul of him laboring, labored for himself; for his mouth urged upon him.

King James 2000

He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him.

Modern King James verseion

He who labors works for himself, for his mouth craves it from him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A troublous soul disquieteth herself; for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.

NET Bible

A laborer's appetite works on his behalf, for his hunger urges him to work.

New Heart English Bible

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

New simplified Bible

He who works labors for himself. His hungry mouth spurs him on.

The Emphasized Bible

The appetite of the toiler, hath toiled for him, for his mouth, hath urged him on.

Webster

He that laboreth laboreth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

World English Bible

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

Youngs Literal Translation

A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused him to bend over it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

עמל 
`amel 
Usage: 9

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

אכף 
'akaph 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. 26 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on. 27 A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied.

Proverbs 9:12

If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:8-12

nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;



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