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.

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

New King James Version
The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man’s precious possession.

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

NASB 1995
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

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

Amplified Bible
The lazy man does not catch and roast his prey, But the precious possession of a [wise] man is diligence [because he recognizes opportunities and seizes them].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The slothful does not roast his game, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 has 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.









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

his possession.
וְהוֹן־ (wə·hō·wn-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1952: Wealth, sufficiency


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