Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He becomes poor who has a slack hand: 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


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.

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 allow the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the desire of the wicked. 4 He becomes poor who has a slack hand: 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 has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

Proverbs 21:5

The thoughts of the diligent lead only to plenty; but of everyone that is hasty, only to want.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Proverbs 11:24

There is one that scatters, and yet increases; and there is one that withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.

Proverbs 19:24

A slothful man hides his hand in his dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 20:13

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall 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 house leaks.

John 6:27

Labor not for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for on him has God the Father set his seal.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Hebrews 6:11-12

And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

2 Peter 1:5-10

And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

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