Proverbs 12:24
Modern Translations
New International Version
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.

New Living Translation
Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.

English Standard Version
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Berean Study Bible
The hand of the diligent will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.

New American Standard Bible
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy hand will be put to forced labor.

NASB 1995
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

NASB 1977
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Amplified Bible
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the negligent and lazy will be put to forced labor.

Christian Standard Bible
The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.

Contemporary English Version
Work hard, and you will be a leader; be lazy, and you will end up a slave.

Good News Translation
Hard work will give you power; being lazy will make you a slave.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hard-working hands gain control, but lazy hands do slave labor.

International Standard Version
The diligent will take control, but the lazy will be put to forced labor.

NET Bible
The diligent person will rule, but the slothful will become a slave.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

New King James Version
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

King James 2000 Bible
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be put to forced labor.

New Heart English Bible
The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

World English Bible
The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

American King James Version
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

American Standard Version
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be put under taskwork.

A Faithful Version
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under tribute.

Darby Bible Translation
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute.

English Revised Version
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be put under taskwork.

Webster's Bible Translation
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the idle shalbe vnder tribute.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A diligent hande shall beare rule: but the idle shalbe vnder tribute.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A diliget hande shal beare rule, but the ydle shal be vnder tribute.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The hand of the diligent rules, "" And slothfulness becomes tributary.

Young's Literal Translation
The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.

Smith's Literal Translation
The hand of the active shall give dominion: and of the slothful one shall be for tribute.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The hand of the valiant shall bear rule: but that which is slothful, shall be under tribute.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The hand of the strong will rule. But anyone who is neglectful will pay tribute.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The hand of the mighty will rule and the deceitful will be under tribute.

Lamsa Bible
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the deceitful shall be under tribute.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be under tribute.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The hand of chosen men shall easily obtain rule; but the deceitful shall be for a prey.








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