Proverbs 19:24
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English Standard Version
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.

King James Bible
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

American Standard Version
The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth.

English Revised Version
The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Webster's Bible Translation
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 19:24 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This proverb brings to view once more the pedagogic character of this Older Book of Proverbs:

Correct thy son, for yet there is hope;

But go not too far to kill him.

That כּי tahT is meant relatively, as at Proverbs 11:15, is seen from Job 11:18; Job 14:7; Jeremiah 31:16.; כּי־ישׁ תּקוה is the usual expression for etemin spes est. Though a son show obstinacy, and manifest a bad disposition, yet there is hope in the training of the youth of being able to break his self-will, and to wean him from his bad disposition; therefore his education should be carried forward with rigorous exactness, but in such a way that wisdom and love regulate the measure and limits of correction: ad eum interficiendum animam ne tollas (animum ne inducas). נפשׁך is not the subject, for in that case the word would have been תּשּׁאך (2 Kings 14:10). It is the object: To raise the soul to something is equivalent to, to direct his desire to it, to take delight in it. The teacher should not seek correction as the object, but only as the means; he who has a desire after it, to put the child to death in the case of his guilt, changes correction into revenge, permits himself to be driven by passion from the proper end of correction, and to be pushed beyond its limits. The lxx translates freely εἰς δὲ ὕβρις, for ὕβρις is unrestrained abuse, מוסר אכזרי as Immanuel glosses. Besides, all the ancients and also the Venet. translate המיתו as the inf. of המית. But Oetinger (for he translates: lift not thy soul to his cry, for which Euchel: let not his complaining move thy compassion) follows the derivation from המה suggested by Kimchi, Meri, and Immanuel, and preferred by Ralbag, so that המיתו after the from בּכית is equivalent to המיתו. But leaving out of view that המה means strepere, not lamentari, and that נשׂא נפשׁו means attention, not desire, Proverbs 23:13 points out to us a better interpretation.

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Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 6:9,10 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep...

Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

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

Proverbs 26:13-16 The slothful man said, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets...

Psalm 74:11 Why withdraw you your hand, even your right hand? pluck it out of your bosom.

Cross References
Matthew 26:23
He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me.

Mark 14:20
He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me.

Proverbs 26:15
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.

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