Proverbs 18:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

New Living Translation
A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things.

English Standard Version
Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

New American Standard Bible
He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.

King James Bible
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who is truly lazy in his work is brother to a vandal.

International Standard Version
Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction.

NET Bible
The one who is slack in his work is a brother to one who destroys.

New Heart English Bible
One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he whose hands are slack in his work is brother of the man who is a destroyer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever is lazy in his work is related to a vandal.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Even one that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.

New American Standard 1977
He also who is slack in his work
            Is brother to him who destroys.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He also that is negligent in his work is brother to him that is the great spendthrift.

King James 2000 Bible
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

American King James Version
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

American Standard Version
He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is loose and slack in his work, is the brother of him that wasteth his own works.

Darby Bible Translation
He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.

English Revised Version
He also that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer.

Webster's Bible Translation
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

World English Bible
One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.

Young's Literal Translation
He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he is to a destroyer.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:4. The well-spring of wisdom in the heart of a believer, continually supplies words of wisdom. 5. The merits of a cause must be looked to, not the person. 6,7. What mischief bad men do to themselves by their ungoverned tongues! 8. How base are those that sow contention! and what fatal effects may be expected from small beginnings of jealousy! 9. Omissions of duty, and in duty, are fatal to the soul, as well as commissions of sin. 10,11. The Divine power, made known in and through our Lord Jesus Christ, forms a strong tower for the believer, who relies on the Lord. How deceitful the defence of the rich man, who has his portion and treasure in this world! It is a strong city and a high wall only in his own conceit; for it will fail when most in need. They will be exposed to the just wrath of that Judge whom they despised as a Saviour. 12. After the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes. But honour shall be the reward of humility. 13. Eagerness, with self-conceit, will expose to shame. 14. Firmness of mind supports under many pains and trials. But when the conscience is tortured with remorse, no human fortitude can bear the misery; what then will hell be? 15. We must get knowledge, not only into our heads, but into our hearts. 16. Blessed be the Lord, who makes us welcome to come to his throne, without money and without price. May his gifts make room for him in our souls.
Study Bible
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
8The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. 9He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys. 10The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:4
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Proverbs 28:24
He who robs his father or his mother And says, "It is not a transgression," Is the companion of a man who destroys.
Treasury of Scripture

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

that is slothful

Proverbs 10:4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the …

Proverbs 23:20,21 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh…

Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man …

Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, …

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith …

is brother

Proverbs 28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, and said, It is no transgression; …

Job 30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

Luke 15:13,14 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …

Luke 16:1,2 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, …

Jump to Previous
Destroyer Destroys Destruction Great Indolent Makes Master Mind Remiss Slack Slothful Waster Work
Jump to Next
Destroyer Destroys Destruction Great Indolent Makes Master Mind Remiss Slack Slothful Waster Work
Links
Proverbs 18:9 NIV
Proverbs 18:9 NLT
Proverbs 18:9 ESV
Proverbs 18:9 NASB
Proverbs 18:9 KJV

Proverbs 18:9 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 18:9 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 18:9 French Bible
Proverbs 18:9 German Bible

Alphabetical: also brother destroys He him his in is One slack to who work

OT Poetry: Proverbs 18:9 One who is slack in his work (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 18:8
Top of Page
Top of Page