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

New Living Translation
Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find.

English Standard Version
Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

Berean Study Bible
A lazy man does not roast his game, but a diligent man prizes his possession.

New American Standard Bible
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

King James Bible
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Christian Standard Bible
A lazy hunter doesn't roast his game, but to a diligent person, his wealth is precious.

Contemporary English Version
Anyone too lazy to cook will starve, but a hard worker is a valuable treasure.

Good News Translation
If you are lazy, you will never get what you are after, but if you work hard, you will get a fortune.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A lazy man doesn't roast his game, but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.

International Standard Version
The lazy person does not roast what he has hunted, but diligence is one's most important possession.

NET Bible
The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.

New Heart English Bible
The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Prey will not be taken for the deceitful man, but the precious possession of a man is choice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lazy hunter does not catch his prey, but a hard-working person becomes wealthy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The slothful man shall not hunt his prey; But the precious substance of men is to be diligent.

New American Standard 1977
A slothful man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The deceitful man does not even roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

King James 2000 Bible
The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the possessions of a diligent man are precious.

American King James Version
The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

American Standard Version
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting; But the precious substance of men is to the diligent.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A deceitful man shall catch no game; but a blameless man is a precious possession.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The deceitful man shall not find gain: but the substance of a just man shall be precious gold.

Darby Bible Translation
The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent.

English Revised Version
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the precious substance of men is to the diligent.

Webster's Bible Translation
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

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.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
26A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the ways of the wicked lead them astray. 27A lazy man does not roast his game, but a diligent man prizes his possession. 28There is life in the path of righteousness, but another path leads to death.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:4
Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 12:26
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.

Proverbs 13:4
The slacker craves, yet gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is fully satisfied.

Treasury of Scripture

The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

slothful

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

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

Proverbs 26:15
The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth 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 hath is better than the riches of many wicked.







Lexicon
A lazy
רְמִיָּ֣ה (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7423: Remissness, treachery

man does not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

roast
יַחֲרֹ֣ךְ (ya·ḥă·rōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2760: To braid, catch, in a, net

his game,
צֵיד֑וֹ (ṣê·ḏōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6718: The chase, game, lunch

but a diligent
חָרֽוּץ׃ (ḥā·rūṣ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2742: Incised, incisive, a trench, gold, a threshing-sledge, determination, eager

man
אָדָ֖ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

prizes
יָקָ֣ר (yā·qār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

his possession.
וְהוֹן־ (wə·hō·wn-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1952: Wealth, sufficiency
(27) The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting.--Or, does not net, (i.e., secure) his prey; but a valuable possession to a man is diligence.

Verse 27. - The slothful man (literally, sloth) roasteth not that which he took in hunting. There is some doubt concerning the correct meaning of the word translated "roasteth" (חרך), which occurs only in the Chaldea of Daniel 3:27, where it signifies "burned" or "singed," according to the traditional rendering. It seems to be a proverbial saying, implying either that a lazy man will not take the trouble to hunt, or, if he does hunt, will not prepare the food which he has taken in the chase, or that he does not enjoy it when he has gotten it. Others render, "will not start his prey;" or "catch his prey," Septuagint; or "secure his prey," i.e. will not keep in his net what he has caught, but carelessly lets it escape. The Vulgate renders, "The cheat will gain no profit." The word rendered "cheat," fraudulentus in the Latin, and δόλιος in the Greek, is the same as that rightly translated "slothful" (ver. 24). But the substance of a diligent man is precious; i.e. the substance which an honest, industrious man acquires by his labour is stable and of real value. This second clause, however, is variously translated, Revised Version, But the precious substance of men is to the diligent, or, is to be diligent; Delitzsch, "Diligence is a man's precious possession;" Septuagint, "A pure man is a precious possession." The Authorized Version is probably erroneous, and the rendering should be, as Delitzsch and Nowack take it, "But a precious possession of a man is diligence." 12:16. A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them. 17. It is good for all to dread and detest the sin of lying, and to be governed by honesty. 18. Whisperings and evil surmises, like a sword, separate those that have been dear to each other. The tongue of the wise is health, making all whole. 19. If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground. 20. Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds. 21. If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it. 22. Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions. 23. Foolish men proclaim to all the folly and emptiness of their minds. 24. Those who will not take pains in an honest calling, living by tricks and dishonesty, are paltry and beggarly. 25. Care, fear, and sorrow, upon the spirits, deprive men of vigour in what is to be done, or courage in what is to be borne. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad. 26. The righteous is abundant; though not in this world's goods, yet in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, which are the true riches. Evil men vainly flatter themselves that their ways are not wrong. 27. The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer. 28. The way of religion is a straight, plain way; it is the way of righteousness. There is not only life at the end, but life in the way; all true comfort.
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