Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


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

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.

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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Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked man is no more, but the righteous man is an everlasting foundation. 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him. 27 The fear of LORD prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:13

As 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

As he who takes off a garment in cold weather, [and] vinegar upon soda, so [is] he who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Proverbs 26:6

He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, [and] drinks injury.

Isaiah 65:5

who say, Stand by thyself, do not come near to me, for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.

Matthew 25:26

But having answered, his lord said to him, Thou evil and lazy bondman, thou knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather from where I did not scatter.

Romans 12:11

not lazy in diligence, being fervent in the Spirit serving the Lord,

Hebrews 6:12

so that ye may not become lazy, but imitators of those who, through faith and longsuffering, inherit the promises.

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