Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent.

New American Standard Bible

A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

King James Version

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Holman Bible

A lazy man doesn’t roast his game,
but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.

International Standard Version

The lazy person does not roast what he has hunted, but diligence is one's most important possession.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting; But the precious substance of men is to the diligent.

Amplified

The slothful man does not catch his game or roast it once he kills it, but the diligent man gets precious possessions.

Bible in Basic English

He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The deceitful man does not even roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Julia Smith Translation

The slothful one shall not ensnare his hunting: and the substance of the active man is precious.

King James 2000

The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the possessions of a diligent man are precious.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The lazy will not roast his game, but diligence is the precious wealth of a man.

Modern King James verseion

The lazy one does not start after his game, but the wealth of a hard worker is precious.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A deceitful man shall find no vantage; but he that is content with that he hath, is more worth than gold.

NET Bible

The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.

New Heart English Bible

The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.

The Emphasized Bible

Indolence, roasteth not, his own game, but, the substance of a man, is precious, when he is diligent.

Webster

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

World English Bible

The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.

Youngs Literal Translation

The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

חרך 
Charak 
Usage: 1

not that which he took in hunting
ציד 
Tsayid 
Usage: 19

but the substance
הון 
Hown 
Usage: 26

of a diligent
חרץ חרוּץ 
Charuwts 
Usage: 18

man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

26 The righteous guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them. 27 The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent. 28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:4

A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Psalm 37:16

The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;

Proverbs 15:16

Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.

Proverbs 23:2

and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 26:15

The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish: it wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth.

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