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

King James Bible
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

American Standard Version
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons'shall have poverty enough.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread: but he that followeth idleness shall be filled with poverty.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Proverbs 28:19 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 He that denieth his sin shall not prosper;

     But he that acknowledgeth and forsaketh it shall obtain mercy.

Thus is this proverb translated by Luther, and thus it lives in the mouth of the Christian people. He who falsely disowns, or with self-deception excuses, if he does not altogether justify his sins, which are discernible as פּשׁעים, has no success; he remains, after Psalm 32:1-11, in his conscience and life burdened with a secret ban; but he who acknowledges (the lxx has ἐξηγούμενος instead of ἐξομολογούμενος, as it ought to be) and forsakes (for the remissio does not follow the confessio, if there is not the accompaniment of nova obedientia) will find mercy (ירחם, as Hosea 14:4). In close connection therewith stands the thought that man has to work out his salvation "with fear and trembling" (Philippians 2:12).

Proverbs 28:19 Parallel Commentaries

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that tilleth

Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

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

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

but

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

Proverbs 23:20,21 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh...

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...

Luke 15:12-17 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living...

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