Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


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

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.

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

with a slack
רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

but the hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the diligent
חרץ חרוּץ 
Charuwts 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

3 LORD will not allow the soul of a righteous man to famish, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked. 4 He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son. He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.


Cross References

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 21:5

The thoughts of a diligent man [lead] only to abundance, but everyone who is hasty, only to want.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.

Proverbs 11:24

There is he who scatters, and increases yet more, and there he is who withholds more than is proper, but only to want.

Proverbs 19:24

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 20:13

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. Open thine eyes, [and] thou shall be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the sluggard, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

By slothfulness the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

John 6:27

Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for God the Father put a seal on this man.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.

Hebrews 6:11-12

And we earnestly desire each of you to show the same diligence toward the full assurance of the hope until the end,

2 Peter 1:5-10

Now this same thing also, having applied all eagerness, furnish in your faith, virtue, and in virtue, knowledge,

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