Proverbs 13:23
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New International Version
An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away.

New Living Translation
A poor person's farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away.

English Standard Version
The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.

New American Standard Bible
Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.

King James Bible
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away.

International Standard Version
The field of the poor may produce much food, but it can be swept away through injustice.

NET Bible
There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.

New Heart English Bible
An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who do not see the way of life for themselves destroy many years of wealth, and some are destroyed utterly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When poor people are able to plow, there is much food, but a person is swept away where there is no justice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is swept away by want of righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor,
            But it is swept away by injustice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the fallow ground of the poor there is much bread, but it is lost for lack of judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for lack of justice.

American King James Version
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

American Standard Version
Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Much food is in the tillage of fathers: but for others it is gathered with out judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is lost for want of judgment.

English Revised Version
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

Webster's Bible Translation
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

World English Bible
An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.

Young's Literal Translation
Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:14. The rule by which the wise regulate their conduct, is a fountain yielding life and happiness. 15. The way of sinners is hard upon others, and hard to the sinner himself. The service of sin is slavery; the road to hell is strewed with the thorns and thistles that followed the curse. 16. It is folly to talk of things of which we know nothing, and to undertake what we are no way fit for. 17. Those that are wicked, and false to Christ and to the souls of men, do mischief, and fall into mischief; but those that are faithful, find sound words healing to others and to themselves. 18. He that scorns to be taught, will certainly be brought down. 19. There are in man strong desires after happiness; but never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls, who will not be persuaded to leave their sins. 20. Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed. 21. When God pursues sinners he is sure to overtake them; and he will reward the righteous. 22. The servant of God who is not anxious about riches, takes the best method of providing for his children. 23. The poor, yet industrious, thrive, though in a homely manner, while those who have great riches are often brought to poverty for want of judgment. 24. He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter. 25. It is the misery of the wicked, that even their sensual appetites are always craving. The righteous feeds on the word and ordinances, to the satisfying of his soul with the promises of the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bread of life.
Study Bible
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. 23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice. 24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:4
and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley.

Proverbs 12:11
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
Treasury of Scripture

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