Proverbs 24:31
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New International Version
thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.

New Living Translation
I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down.

English Standard Version
and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

New American Standard Bible
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down.

King James Bible
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Thistles had come up everywhere, weeds covered the ground, and the stone wall was ruined.

International Standard Version
There it was, overgrown with thistles, the ground covered with thorns, its stone wall collapsed.

NET Bible
I saw that thorns had grown up all over it, the ground was covered with weeds, and its stone wall was broken down.

New Heart English Bible
Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all of that climbed up, filled with a tangle of thorns, and they covered the face of the gates.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I saw that it was all overgrown with thistles. The ground was covered with weeds, and its stone fence was torn down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And, lo, it was all grown over with thistles, The face thereof was covered with nettles, And the stone wall thereof was broken down.

New American Standard 1977
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles,
            Its surface was covered with nettles,
            And its stone wall was broken down.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered its face, and its stone wall was broken down.

King James 2000 Bible
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and weeds had covered its face, and its stone wall was broken down.

American King James Version
And, see, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

American Standard Version
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, The face thereof was covered with nettles, And the stone wall thereof was broken down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold it was all filled with nettles, and thorns had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall was broken down.

Darby Bible Translation
and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down.

English Revised Version
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, the face thereof was covered with nettles, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

Webster's Bible Translation
And lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face of it, and its stone wall was broken down.

World English Bible
Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, it hath gone up -- all of it -- thorns! Covered its face have nettles, And its stone wall hath been broken down.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:30-34. See what a blessing the husbandman's calling is, and what a wilderness this earth would be without it. See what great difference there is in the management even of worldly affairs. Sloth and self-indulgence are the bane of all good. When we see fields overgrown with thorns and thistles, and the fences broken down, we see an emblem of the far more deplorable state of many souls. Every vile affection grows in men's hearts; yet they compose themselves to sleep. Let us show wisdom by doubling our diligence in every good thing.
Study Bible
Further Sayings of the Wise
30I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, 31And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down. 32When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:18
"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;

Job 30:7
"Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

Proverbs 24:32
When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.

Isaiah 5:5
"So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.
Treasury of Scripture

And, see, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

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Genesis 3:17-19 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your …

Job 31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. …

Jeremiah 4:3 For thus said the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up …

Matthew 13:7,22 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them…

Hebrews 6:8 But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to …

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Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide …

Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall …

Proverbs 22:13 The slothful man said, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …

Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of …

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