Proverbs 12:11
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English Standard Version
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

King James Bible
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

American Standard Version
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish. He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

English Revised Version
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 The thoughts of the righteous are justice,

   The counsels of the godless are deceit.

They are so, that is, in their contents and their aim. To the righteous are ascribed מחשׁבות, namely, simple and clear; to the godless, תּחבּות, carefully thought out, prudently thought through schemes and measures, but on that very account not simple, because with a tendency; for the righteous have an objective rule, namely, that which is right in the sight of God and of men, but the godless have only a selfish purpose, which they seek to attain by deceiving, and at the cost of, their neighbour.

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tilleth

Proverbs 13:23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

Proverbs 14:4,23 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox...

Proverbs 27:27 And you shall have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidens.

Proverbs 28:19 He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...

Psalm 128:2 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you.

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you...

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day...

he that followeth

Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.

Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men...

Proverbs 6:32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 9:6,13 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding...

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Judges 9:4 And they gave him three score and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, with which Abimelech hired vain and light persons...

Psalm 26:4 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

John 2:8 And he said to them, Draw out now, and bear to the governor of the feast. And they bore it.

Titus 1:10,11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision...

Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

Proverbs 13:23
The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.

Proverbs 28:19
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

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