New Living Translation
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!
King James Bible
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
Darby Bible Translation
In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to want.
World English Bible
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
Young's Literal Translation
In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:23 The talk - Idle talking will bring a man to poverty.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
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