Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

He that tilleth his ground, shall have plenty of bread, but, he that pursueth empty-heads, shall have plenty of poverty.

New American Standard Bible

He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Whoever works his farmland will have abundant food, but whoever chases fantasies will become very poor.

A Conservative Version

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who follows after vanity shall have poverty enough.

American Standard Version

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons'shall have poverty enough.

Amplified


He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who follows worthless people and frivolous pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

Bible in Basic English

By ploughing his land a man will have bread in full measure; but he who goes after good-for-nothing persons will be poor enough.

Darby Translation

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough.

Julia Smith Translation

He working his land shall be filled with bread: and he pursuing the vain shall be filled with poverty.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who tills his ground will have plenty bread, but he who follows fantasies will have plenty [of] poverty.

Modern King James verseion

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he pursuing vanities shall have poverty enough.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread; but he that followeth idleness, shall have poverty enough.

NET Bible

The one who works his land will be satisfied with food, but whoever chases daydreams will have his fill of poverty.

New Heart English Bible

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Webster

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

World English Bible

One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled with poverty.

Interlinear

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

אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

of bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

but he that followeth
רדף 
Radaph 
Usage: 143

רק ריק 
Reyq 
Usage: 14

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

18 He that walketh with integrity, shall be saved, but, he that is crooked, turning two ways, shall fall in one. 19 He that tilleth his ground, shall have plenty of bread, but, he that pursueth empty-heads, shall have plenty of poverty. 20 A man of fidelity, aboundeth in blessings, but, one hasting to be rich, shall not be held innocent.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:11

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

Judges 9:4

So they gave him seventy pieces of silver, out of the house of Baal-berith, - and Abimelech hired therewith, loose and unstable men, and they followed him.

Proverbs 13:20

He that walketh with the wise, becometh wise, but, the friend of dullards, becometh foolish.

Proverbs 14:4

Without cattle, the crib is clean, but, much increase, is in the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Do not be among them who tipple with wine, - among them who are gluttons;

Proverbs 27:23-27

Note well, the appearance of thy flock, apply thy mind to thy herds;

Luke 15:12-17

And the younger of them said unto the father - Father! give me the share that falleth to me, of what there is. And, he, divided unto them the living.

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