Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work.

New American Standard Bible

The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be put under taskwork.

Amplified


The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the negligent and lazy will be put to forced labor.

Bible in Basic English

The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work.

Darby Translation

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful hand shall be under tribute.

Julia Smith Translation

The hand of the active shall give dominion: and of the slothful one shall be for tribute.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The hand of the diligent ones will rule, but the lazy will belong to forced labor.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A diligent hand shall bear rule; but the idle shall be under tribute.

NET Bible

The diligent person will rule, but the slothful will become a slave.

New Heart English Bible

The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

The Emphasized Bible

The hand of the diligent, shall hear rule, but, the indolent, shall come under tribute.

Webster

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

World English Bible

The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

Youngs Literal Translation

The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the diligent
חרץ חרוּץ 
Charuwts 
Usage: 18

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

but the slothful
רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. 24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work. 25 Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:4

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

Proverbs 12:27

The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting, but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 21:25-26

The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Genesis 49:15

And he saw a resting place that it was good, and the land that it was pleasant. And he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant under task work.

1 Kings 9:21

their sons who were left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them Solomon raised a conscription of bondservants to this day.

1 Kings 11:28

And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor. And Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he gave him charge over all the labor of the house of Joseph.

1 Kings 12:20

And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was returned, that they sent and called him to the congregation, and made him king over all Israel. There was none that followed the house of David, but only the tribe of Jud

Proverbs 17:2

A servant who deals wisely shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brothers.

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, There is a lion outside. I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 22:29

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Proverbs 24:30-34

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

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

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