Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

King James Version

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Holman Bible

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.

International Standard Version

As vinegar is to the mouth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him.

A Conservative Version

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

American Standard Version

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.

Amplified

As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who employ and send him.

Bible in Basic English

Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him.

Darby Translation

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those that send him.

Julia Smith Translation

As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the slothful one to those sending him.

King James 2000

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like vinegar to the tooth and like smoke to the eyes, thus [is] the lazy to one who employs him.

Modern King James verseion

Like vinegar to the teeth, and like smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As vinegar is to the teeth, and as smoke is to the eyes; even so is a sluggish person to them that sendeth him forth.

NET Bible

Like vinegar to the teeth and like smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

New Heart English Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

The Emphasized Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so, is the sluggard, to them who send him.

Webster

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

World English Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

Youngs Literal Translation

As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the slothful to those sending him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As vinegar
חמץ 
Chomets 
Usage: 6

to the teeth
שׁן 
Shen 
Usage: 55

and as smoke
עשׁן 
`ashan 
Usage: 25

to the eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

so is the sluggard
עצל 
`atsel 
Usage: 14

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

References

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Hastings

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Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. 26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him. 27 The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:13

Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:20

Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.

Proverbs 26:6

He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.

Isaiah 65:5

"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.

Matthew 25:26

"But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.

Romans 12:11

not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

Hebrews 6:12

so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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