New International Version
The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.
King James Bible
He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
Darby Bible Translation
The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on.
World English Bible
The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.
Young's Literal Translation
A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused him to bend over it.
Proverbs 16:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that laboureth - No thanks to a man for his labor and industry; if he do not work he must starve.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
craveth it of him boweth unto him
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
The Providence of God
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.
Everyone's toil is for their mouth, yet their appetite is never satisfied.
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