Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

He that tilleth his ground, shall have plenty of bread, but, he that pursueth empty-heads, shall have plenty 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 going uprightly shall be saved; and he being violent in the ways shall fall at once. 19 He working his land shall be filled with bread: and he pursuing the vain shall be filled with poverty. 20 A man of faithfulness multiplied blessings: and he hesting to be rich shall not be innocent



Cross References

Proverbs 12:11

He working his earth shall be filled with bread: and he pursuing vain things wanted heart.

Judges 9:4

And they will give him seventy of silver from the house of Baal of the covenant, and Abimelech will hire with them men empty and vain-glorious, and they will go after him.

Proverbs 13:20

He going with the wise, and he is wise: and the companion of the foolish shall become evil.

Proverbs 14:4

In no oxen the stall clean, and much increase in the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Thou shalt not be with those drinking wine to excess, and with squanderers of flesh to them:

Proverbs 27:23-27

Knowing, thou shalt know the face of thy flock; set thy heart to thy herds.

Luke 15:12-17

And the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of property falling. And he divided to them the property.

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