Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that deals 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.

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

He becomes poor who works with a slack and idle hand, but the hand of the diligent makes 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 will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish, but wickedness shall cast out the wicked. 4 He that deals with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He that gathers in summer is a wise son, but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.


Cross References

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 21:5

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness, but of every one that is too hasty, only to want.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the negligent shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; 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 are those who scatter, and more is added unto them; and there are those who withhold more than is just, but come to poverty.

Proverbs 19:24

The slothful man hides his hand in his bosom and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love sleep lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 24:30-34

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

Ecclesiastes 10:18

By much slothfulness the building decays, and through idleness of the hands the rain drips throughout the house.

John 6:27

Labour not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you, for him has God the Father sealed.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Hebrews 6:11-12

But we desire that each one of you show the same diligence until the end for the fulfillment of your hope,

2 Peter 1:5-10

Ye also, giving all diligence to the same, show forth virtue in your faith; and in virtue, knowledge;

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