Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker 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.

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 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 Jehovah will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry; but He casts away the desire of the wicked. 4 He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; but 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 hard worker shall be made fat.

Proverbs 21:5

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the hard worker shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under service.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness throws one into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:4

The lazy one will not plow; after the autumn he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 6:6-11

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

Proverbs 11:24

There is one who scatters and yet increases; but one who withholds just due comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 19:24

A lazy one puts his hand in a dish, and he will not return it to his mouth.

Proverbs 20:13

Do not love 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 lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man without understanding;

Ecclesiastes 10:18

By slothfulness the building decays; and through lowering of the hands the house leaks.

John 6:27

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you. For God the Father sealed Him.

1 Corinthians 15:58

So that, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not without fruit in the Lord.

Hebrews 6:11-12

And we desire that each one of you show the same eagerness to the full assurance of hope to the end,

2 Peter 1:5-10

But also in this very thing, bringing in all diligence, filling out your faith with virtue, and with virtue, knowledge;

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