|New International Version (© 2011)|
Through laziness, the rafters sag; because of idle hands, the house leaks.
King James Bible
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
American Standard Version
By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.
Young's Literal Translation
By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
Ecclesiastes 10:18 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By much slothfulness - This is remarkably the case in some countries. Houses are not repaired till they almost fall about the ears of the inhabitants. We have an adage that applies to all such cases: "A stitch in time saves nine."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
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 shall clothe a man with rags.
Proverbs 24:30,31 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end:
2 Peter 1:5-10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...
Ecclesiastes 10:18 Parallel CommentariesBuilding Decayeth Drop Droppeth Falleth Framework Fulness Goes Hands House Idle Idleness Leaks Low Rafters Roof Sink Sinketh Sinks Slackness Sloth Slothfulness Wall Water WorkBuilding Decayeth Drop Droppeth Falleth Framework Fulness Goes Hands House Idle Idleness Leaks Low Rafters Roof Sink Sinketh Sinks Slackness Sloth Slothfulness Wall Water WorkTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 12:24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.
Proverbs 24:30 I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;