Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him, for his mouth urges him.

New American Standard Bible

A worker’s appetite works for him,
For his hunger urges him on.

King James Version

He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

Holman Bible

A worker’s appetite works for him
because his hunger urges him on.

International Standard Version

The appetite of the laborer motivates him; indeed, his hunger drives him on.

American Standard Version

The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto .

Amplified


The appetite of a worker works for him,
For his hunger urges him on.

Bible in Basic English

The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on.

Darby Translation

The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on.

Julia Smith Translation

The soul of him laboring, labored for himself; for his mouth urged upon him.

King James 2000

He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him.

Modern King James verseion

He who labors works for himself, for his mouth craves it from him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A troublous soul disquieteth herself; for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.

NET Bible

A laborer's appetite works on his behalf, for his hunger urges him to work.

New Heart English Bible

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

The Emphasized Bible

The appetite of the toiler, hath toiled for him, for his mouth, hath urged him on.

Webster

He that laboreth laboreth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

World English Bible

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

Youngs Literal Translation

A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused him to bend over it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

עמל 
`amel 
Usage: 9

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

אכף 
'akaph 
Usage: 1

Verse Info

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

25 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 26 The appetite of the laboring man labors for him, for his mouth urges him. 27 A worthless man devises mischief, and in his lips there is as a scorching fire.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Proverbs 9:12

If thou are wise, thou are wise for thyself. And if thou scoff, thou alone shall bear it.

Proverbs 14:23

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

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to aspire to live quietly, and to do your own things, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:8-12

nor did we eat bread gratis from any man, but in labor and toil, working night and day in order not to burden any of you.

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