Proverbs 21:5
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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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Here diligence is opposed, not to sloth but to haste. Undue hurry is as fatal to success as undue procrastination.

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Library
Epistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops [65] . 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

Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 10:4
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 19:2
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.

Proverbs 28:22
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

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