Proverbs 21:25
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English Standard Version
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

King James Bible
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

American Standard Version
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all.

English Revised Version
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Webster's Bible Translation
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labor.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With this verse, a doublet to Proverbs 21:9 (Proverbs 25:24), the collector makes a new addition; in Proverbs 21:29 he reaches a proverb which resembles the closing proverb of the preceding group, in its placing in contrast the רשׁע and ישׁר; -

It is better to dwell in a waste land,

Than a contentious wife and vexation.

The corner of the roof, Hitzig remarks, has been made use of, and the author must look further out for a lonely seat. But this is as piquant as it is devoid of thought; for have both proverbs the same author, and if so, were they coined at the same time? Here also it is unnecessary to regard מאשׁת as an abbreviation for משּׁבת עם אשׁת. Hitzig supplies שׁכן, by which אשׁת, as the accus.-obj., is governed; but it is not to be supplied, for the proverb places as opposite to one another dwelling in a waste land (read שׁבת בּארץ־מדבּר, with Codd. and correct Ed.) and a contentious wife (Chethı̂b, מדונים, Kerı̂, מדינים) and vexation, and says the former is better than the latter. For וכעס [and vexation] is not, as translated by the ancients, and generally received, a second governed genitive to אשׁת, but dependent on מן, follows "contentious woman" (cf. 9b): better that than a quarrelsome wife, and at the same time vexation.

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Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise...

Proverbs 12:24,27 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute...

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

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 19:24 A slothful man hides his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

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

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...

Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not...

Cross References
Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

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