Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that tills his land shall be filled with bread, but he that follows after vain persons shall be filled with poverty.

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 Whosoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. 19 He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after worthless pursuits shall have poverty enough. 20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not go unpunished.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:11

He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

Judges 9:4

And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, with which Abimelech hired worthless and reckless persons, who followed him.

Proverbs 13:20

He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of meat:

Proverbs 27:23-27

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.

Luke 15:12-17

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided unto them his living.

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