Ecclesiastes 10:18
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New International Version
Through laziness, the rafters sag; because of idle hands, the house leaks.

New Living Translation
Laziness leads to a sagging roof; idleness leads to a leaky house.

English Standard Version
Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks.

New American Standard Bible
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.

King James Bible
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of laziness the roof caves in, and because of negligent hands the house leaks.

International Standard Version
Through slothfulness the roof deteriorates, and a house leaks because of idleness.

NET Bible
Because of laziness the roof caves in, and because of idle hands the house leaks.

New Heart English Bible
By slothfulness the roof sinks in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A roof sags because of laziness. A house leaks because of idle hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By slothfulness the rafters sink in; And through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.

New American Standard 1977
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By much slothfulness the building decays, and through idleness of the hands the rain drips throughout the house.

King James 2000 Bible
By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

American King James Version
By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through.

American Standard Version
By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By slothfulness a building shall be brought down, and through the weakness of hands, the house shall drop through.

Darby Bible Translation
By much sloth fulness the framework falleth in; and through idleness of the hands the house drippeth.

English Revised Version
By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.

Webster's Bible Translation
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

World English Bible
By slothfulness the roof sinks in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

Young's Literal Translation
By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:16-20 The happiness of a land depends on the character of its rulers. The people cannot be happy when their princes are childish, and lovers of pleasure. Slothfulness is of ill consequence both to private and public affairs. Money, of itself, will neither feed nor clothe, though it answers the occasions of this present life, as what is to be had, may generally be had for money. But the soul, as it is not redeemed, so it is not maintained with corruptible things, as silver and gold. God sees what men do, and hears what they say in secret; and, when he pleases, brings it to light by strange and unsuspected ways. If there be hazard in secret thoughts and whispers against earthly rulers, what must be the peril from every deed, word, or thought of rebellion against the King of kings, and Lord of lords! He seeth in secret. His ear is ever open. Sinner! curse not THIS KING in thy inmost thought. Your curses cannot affect Him; but his curse, coming down upon you, will sink you to the lowest hell.
Study Bible
Wisdom and Folly
17Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time-- for strength and not for drunkenness. 18Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks. 19Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 24:30
I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,
Treasury of Scripture

By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through.

Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall …

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down …

Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall …

Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …

Proverbs 24:30,31 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man …

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to …

2 Peter 1:5-10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; …

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