Proverbs 13:25
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New International Version
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

New Living Translation
The godly eat to their hearts' content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

English Standard Version
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

New American Standard Bible
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.

King James Bible
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A righteous man eats until he is satisfied, but the stomach of the wicked is empty.

International Standard Version
A righteous person eats to his heart's content, but the stomach of the wicked remains hungry.

NET Bible
The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked lacks food.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The righteous eats and satisfies his soul, and the belly of the evil will want.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person eats to satisfy his appetite, but the bellies of wicked people are always empty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The righteous eats until his soul is satisfied, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.

King James 2000 Bible
The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall go hungry.

American King James Version
The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

American Standard Version
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; But the belly of the wicked shall want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just eateth and filleth his soul: but the belly of the wicked is never to be filled.

Darby Bible Translation
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; but the belly of the wicked shall want.

English Revised Version
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

World English Bible
The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

Young's Literal Translation
The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the belly of the wicked lacketh!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul (comp. Proverbs 10:3; Psalm 34:10). The good man has always enough to satisfy his wants, because he is temperate, and his substance has the blessing of God. "The chief thing for life," says Siracides (Ecclus. 29:21), "is water, and bread, and clothing, and a house to cover shame." The belly of the wicked shall want. The wicked are punished by penury and desires never satisfied. These different results are providentially ordered.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul,.... He is blessed with a sufficient competency to live upon; and he is contented with what he has, and uses it moderately; he has enough to eat, and is contented with his portion, and eats no more than sufficeth; he eats to the satisfying of his appetite, and no more; he does not indulge to luxury and excess: and so as to spiritual things; he eats to the satisfying of his soul, with the goodness and fatness of God's house, with the word and ordinances, with the promises of the Gospel, and with Jesus Christ, the bread of life; with these he is satisfied, as with marrow and fatness;

but the belly of the wicked shall want; not only spiritual food, which he has no appetite for, but corporeal food; he shall starve in the midst of plenty, not having a heart to put that food into his mouth, and fill his belly with it, as nature requires, through his covetousness; or, having spent his substance in rioting and wantonness, wants bread to satisfy the craving of his appetite.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. The comparative temporal prosperity of the righteous and wicked, rather than contentment and discontent, is noted.

Proverbs 13:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently. 25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.
Cross References
Luke 15:14
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

Psalm 34:10
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

Psalm 103:5
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 132:15
I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor I will satisfy with food.

Proverbs 10:3
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:18
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
Treasury of Scripture

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