New American Standard Bible
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
King James Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Darby Bible Translation
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
World English Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Young's Literal Translation
Without oxen a stall is clean, And great is the increase by the power of the ox.
Proverbs 14:4 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
i. e., Labor has its rough, unpleasant side, yet it ends in profit. So also, the life of contemplation may seem purer, "cleaner "than that of action. The outer business of the world brings its cares and disturbances, but also "much increase." There will be a sure reward of that activity in good works for him who goes, as with "the strength of the ox," to the task to which God calls him.
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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