Parallel Verses

King James Version

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

New American Standard Bible

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

Holman Bible

There is profit in all hard work,
but endless talk leads only to poverty.

International Standard Version

In hard work there is always profit, but too much chattering leads to poverty.

A Conservative Version

In all labor there is profit, but the talk of the lips [tends] only to poverty.

American Standard Version

In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Amplified

In all labor there is profit, but idle talk leads only to poverty.

Bible in Basic English

In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.

Darby Translation

In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to want.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In all labour there is fruit, but to talk and not do, brings poverty.

Julia Smith Translation

In all labor will be profit: and the word of the lips only to want

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

In all toil, there is profit, but the {talk} of lips [leads] only to poverty.

Modern King James verseion

In all labor there is gain, but the talk of the lips tends only to poverty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In every labour there is some profit; but only vain words bringeth forth penury.

NET Bible

In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty.

New Heart English Bible

In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

The Emphasized Bible

By all labour, there will be abundance, but, the talk of the lips, tendeth only to want.

Webster

In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

World English Bible

In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

Youngs Literal Translation

In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In all labour
עצב 
`etseb 
Usage: 7

מותר 
Mowthar 
Usage: 3

but the talk
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. 23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. 24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:10

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 12:24

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

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

John 6:27

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

1 Timothy 5:13

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Hebrews 6:10-11

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

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