Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.

King James Version

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Holman Bible

The fool folds his arms
and consumes his own flesh.

International Standard Version

The fool crosses his arms and starves himself.

American Standard Version

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Amplified

The fool folds his hands [together] and consumes his own flesh [destroying himself by idleness and apathy].

Bible in Basic English

The foolish man, folding his hands, takes the flesh of his body for food.

Darby Translation

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Julia Smith Translation

The foolish one folded his hands together, and ate his flesh.

King James 2000

The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{The fool refuses to work with his hands, so he has nothing to eat except his own skin}!

Modern King James verseion

The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth up his own flesh.

NET Bible

The fool folds his hands and does no work, so he has nothing to eat but his own flesh.

New Heart English Bible

The fool folds his hands together and ruins himself.

The Emphasized Bible

The dullard, claspeth his hands, and consumeth his own flesh.

Webster

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

World English Bible

The fool folds his hands together and ruins himself.

Youngs Literal Translation

The fool is clasping his hands, and eating his own flesh:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

חבק 
Chabaq 
Usage: 13

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

חבק 
Chabaq 
Usage: 13

and eateth
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

Hastings

Verse Info

Context Readings

People Need Balance In Their Approach To Labor

4 Again, I considered all travail and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit. 5 The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh. 6 Better is a handful with rest than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.


Cross References

Isaiah 9:20

And he shall snatch on the right hand and be hungry, and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied; they shall eat each man the flesh of his own arm:

Job 13:14

Why shall I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in the palm of my hand?

Proverbs 6:10-11

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

Proverbs 11:17

The merciful man does good to his own soul, but the cruel man troubles his own flesh.

Proverbs 12:27

The deceitful man does not even roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 24:33-34

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

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