Proverbs 21:5
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English Standard Version
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

King James Bible
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

American Standard Version
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The thoughts of the industrious al- ways bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want.

English Revised Version
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness: but every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.

Webster's Bible Translation
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

29 The ornament of young men is their strength;

     And the honour of the old is grey hairs.

Youth has the name בּחוּר (different from בּחוּר, chosen), of the maturity (R. בחר, cogn. בכר, בגר, whence Mishn. בּגרוּת, manhood, in contradistinction to נערוּת) into which he enters from the bloom of boyhood; and the old man is called זקן (Arab. dhikn, as Schultens says, a mento pendulo, from the hanging chin זקן, (Arab.) dhakan, chin, beard on the chin). To stand in the fulness of fresh unwasted strength is to youth, as such, an ornament (תּפארת, cf. פּארוּר, blooming colour of the countenance); on the contrary, to the old man who has spent his strength in the duties of his office, or as it is said at Proverbs 16:31, "in the way of righteousness," grey hairs (שׂיבה, from שׂב, Arab. shâb, canescere) give an honourable appearance (הדר, from הדר, turgidum, amplum esse, vid., at Isaiah 63:1).

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Proverbs 10:4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

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

Proverbs 27:23-27 Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds...

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...

of every

Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

Proverbs 28:22 He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

Cross References
Proverbs 10:4
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

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

Proverbs 19:2
Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 28:22
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

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