Proverbs 12:27
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New International Version
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting - Because he is a slothful man, he does not hunt for prey; therefore gets none, and cannot roast, that he may eat. There is some obscurity in the original on which the versions cast little light. Coverdale translates the whole verse thus: "A discreatfull man schal fynde no vauntage: but he that is content with what he hath, is more worth than golde." My old MS. Bible: The gylful man schal not fynd wynnynge: and the substance of a man schal ben the pris of gold.

By translating hymr remiyah the deceitful, instead of the slothful man, which appears to be the genuine meaning of the word, we may obtain a good sense, as the Vulgate has done: "The deceitful man shall not find gain; but the substance of a (just) man shall be the price of gold." But our common version, allowing hymr remiyah to be translated fraudulent, which is its proper meaning, gives the best sense: "The fraudulent man roasteth not that which he took in hunting," the justice of God snatching from his mouth what he had acquired unrighteously.

But the substance of a diligent man - One who by honest industry acquires all his property - is precious, because it has the blessing of God in it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

slothful

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 23:2 And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 26:15 The slothful hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth.

but

Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Library
The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Proverbs 10:4
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 12:26
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 13:4
A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

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