Proverbs 14:4
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New International Version
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

New Living Translation
Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.

English Standard Version
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

New American Standard Bible
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.

King James Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.

International Standard Version
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but profits come through the strength of the ox.

NET Bible
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but an abundant harvest is produced by strong oxen.

New Heart English Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Where there are no oxen, the stalls are clean, and the abundance of crops is by the power of the ox.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Where there are no cattle, the feeding trough is empty, but the strength of an ox produces plentiful harvests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox.

New American Standard 1977
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean,
            But much increase comes by the strength of the ox.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Without oxen, the storehouse is clean, but by the strength of the ox there is abundance of bread.

King James 2000 Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

American King James Version
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

American Standard Version
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there are no oxen, the crib is empty: but where there is much corn, there the strength of the ox is manifest.

Darby Bible Translation
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

English Revised Version
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Webster's Bible Translation
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

World English Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Young's Literal Translation
Without oxen a stall is clean, And great is the increase by the power of the ox.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:1 A woman who has no fear of God, who is wilful and wasteful, and indulges her ease, will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down. 2. Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all his power and mercy. 3. Pride grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch. The prudent words of wise men get them out of difficulties. 4. There can be no advantage without something which, though of little moment, will affright the indolent. 5. A conscientious witness will not dare to represent anything otherwise than according to his knowledge. 6. A scorner treats Divine things with contempt. He that feels his ignorance and unworthiness will search the Scriptures in a humble spirit. 7. We discover a wicked man if there is no savour of piety in his discourse. 8. We are travellers, whose concern is, not to spy out wonders, but to get to their journey's end; to understand the rules we are to walk by, also the ends we are to walk toward. The bad man cheats himself, and goes on in his mistake. 9. Foolish and profane men consider sin a mere trifle, to be made light of rather than mourned over. Fools mock at the sin-offering; but those that make light of sin, make light of Christ. 10. We do not know what stings of conscience, or consuming passions, torment the prosperous sinner. Nor does the world know the peace of mind a serious Christian enjoys, even in poverty and sickness. 11. Sin ruins many great families; whilst righteousness often raises and strengthens even mean families. 12. The ways of carelessness, of worldliness, and of sensuality, seem right to those that walk in them; but self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth. 14. Of all sinners backsliders will have the most terror when they reflect on their own ways. 15. Eager readiness to believe what others say, has ever proved mischievous. The whole world was thus ruined at first. The man who is spiritually wise, depends on the Saviour alone for acceptance. He is watchful against the enemies of his salvation, by taking heed to God's word. 16. Holy fear guards against every thing unholy. 17. An angry man is to be pitied as well as blamed; but the revengeful is more hateful.
Study Bible
Every Wise Woman Builds Her House
3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them. 4Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox. 5A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.…
Cross References
Psalm 144:14
Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets!

Proverbs 14:3
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.

Proverbs 14:5
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.
Treasury of Scripture

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