|New International Version (© 2011)|
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
King James Bible
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
American Standard Version
He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Young's Literal Translation
Poor is he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Proverbs 10:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He becometh poor - God has ordered, in the course of his providence, that he who will not work shall not eat. And he always blesses the work of the industrious man.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise...
Proverbs 11:24 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 19:15,24 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger...
Proverbs 20:4,13 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing...
Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...
Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through.
John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...
Hebrews 6:11,12 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...
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Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...
Proverbs 10:4 Parallel CommentariesCauses Dealeth Diligent Gets Hand Hands Lazy Makes Maketh Negligent Poor Poverty Ready Rich Slack Slothful Slow Wealth Worker Worketh Working WorksCauses Dealeth Diligent Gets Hand Hands Lazy Makes Maketh Negligent Poor Poverty Ready Rich Slack Slothful Slow Wealth Worker Worketh Working WorksTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 10:5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
Proverbs 12:27 The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
Proverbs 13:4 A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Proverbs 18:9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.