New International Version
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
King James Bible
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Darby Bible Translation
He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.
World English Bible
One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
Young's Literal Translation
He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he is to a destroyer.
Proverbs 18:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He also that is slothful - A slothful man neglects his work, and the materials go to ruin: the master, he destroys the materials. They are both destroyers.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that is slothful
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
Whoever robs their father or mother and says, "It's not wrong," is partner to one who destroys.
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