New American Standard Bible
I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,
King James Bible
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Darby Bible Translation
I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding;
World English Bible
I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Young's Literal Translation
Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The chapter ends with an apologue, which may be taken as a parable of something yet deeper. The field and the vineyard are more than the man's earthly possessions. His neglect brings barrenness or desolation to the garden of the soul. The "thorns" are evil habits that choke the good seed, and the "nettles" are those that are actually hurtful and offensive to others. The "wall" is the defense which laws and rules give to the inward life, and which the sluggard learns to disregard, and the "poverty" is the loss of the true riches of the soul, tranquility, and peace, and righteousness.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
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