Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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 The LORD won't cause the righteous to hunger, but he will reject what the wicked crave. 4 Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth. 5 Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.


Cross References

Proverbs 13:4

The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.

Proverbs 21:5

Plans of the persistent surely lead to productivity, but all who are hasty will surely become poor.

Proverbs 12:24

The diligent will take control, but the lazy will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.

Proverbs 20:4

A lazy person doesn't plow in the proper season; he looks for a harvest, but there is nothing.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise.

Proverbs 11:24

Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.

Proverbs 19:24

The lazy person buries his hand in his dish and doesn't bother to bring it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love sleep or you'll become poor, keep your eyes open and you'll have plenty of food.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field belonging to a lazy man, by a vineyard belonging to a senseless person.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

Through slothfulness the roof deteriorates, and a house leaks because of idleness.

John 6:27

Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that the work that you do for the Lord isn't wasted.

Hebrews 6:11-12

But we want each of you to continue to be diligent to the very end, in order to give full assurance to your hope.

2 Peter 1:5-10

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,

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