Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

New American Standard Bible

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.

King James Version

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

Holman Bible

The one who works his land will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

International Standard Version

Whoever tills his soil will have a lot to eat, but anyone who pursues fantasies lacks sense.

A Conservative Version

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who pursues vanities is void of understanding.

American Standard Version

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

Amplified

He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.

Bible in Basic English

He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense.

Darby Translation

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless is void of understanding.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

Julia Smith Translation

He working his earth shall be filled with bread: and he pursuing vain things wanted heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who works his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows worthless things lacks {sense}.

Modern King James verseion

He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he who follows vanities lacks heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread; but he that followeth idleness, is a very fool.

NET Bible

The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.

New Heart English Bible

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

He that tilleth his land, shall be filled with food, but, he that runneth after worthless men, lacketh sense.

Webster

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

World English Bible

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

with bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

but he that followeth
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

רק ריק 
Reyq 
Usage: 14

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 12:11

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding. 12 The wicked desires the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yields fruit.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:19

He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits shall have poverty enough.

Judges 9:4

And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless persons, who followed him.

Genesis 3:19

In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.

Psalm 26:4

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with hypocrites.

Psalm 128:2

For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

Proverbs 1:10-19

My son, if sinners entice you, consent not.

Proverbs 4:14-15

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 6:32

But whosoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Proverbs 7:7

And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 9:6

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 9:13

A foolish woman is boisterous: she is simple, and knows nothing.

Proverbs 9:16

Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that lacks understanding, she says to him,

Proverbs 13:20

He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 13:23

Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for lack of justice.

Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 27:27

And you shall have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidservants.

Jonah 2:8

They that regard vain idols forsake their own mercy.

Ephesians 4:28

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

And that you study to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2 Thessalonians 3:8

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you:

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision:

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