New American Standard Bible
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
King James Bible
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
Darby Bible Translation
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.
World English Bible
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
Young's Literal Translation
The purposes of the diligent are only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Here diligence is opposed, not to sloth but to haste. Undue hurry is as fatal to success as undue procrastination.
LibraryEpistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops  . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
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