New American Standard Bible
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
King James Bible
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
Darby Bible Translation
The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent.
World English Bible
The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
Young's Literal Translation
The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The word rendered "roasteth" occurs nowhere else; but the interpretation of the King James Version is widely adopted. Others render the first clause thus: "The slothful man will not secure (keep in his net) what he takes in hunting," i. e., will let whatever he gains slip from his hands through want of effort and attention.
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To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the …
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Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
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