Proverbs 21:25
New International Version
The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.

New Living Translation
Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work.

English Standard Version
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Berean Study Bible
The craving of the slacker kills him because his hands refuse to work.

New American Standard Bible
The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;

New King James Version
The desire of the lazy man kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.

King James Bible
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Christian Standard Bible
A slacker's craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work.

Contemporary English Version
If you want too much and are too lazy to work, it could be fatal.

Good News Translation
Lazy people who refuse to work are only killing themselves;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A slacker's craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work.

International Standard Version
What the lazy person craves will kill him, because his hands refuse to work.

NET Bible
What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.

New Heart English Bible
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lust of the lazy one kills him, because he does not choose to work with his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The desire of a lazy person will kill him because his hands refuse to work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The desire of the slothful killeth him; For his hands refuse to labour.

New American Standard 1977
The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;

King James 2000 Bible
The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.

American King James Version
The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.

American Standard Version
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Desires kill the sluggard; for his hands do not choose to do anything.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all.

Darby Bible Translation
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:

English Revised Version
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Webster's Bible Translation
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labor.

World English Bible
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Young's Literal Translation
The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work.
Study Bible
The King's Heart
24Mocker is the name of the proud and arrogant man—of him who acts with excessive pride. 25The craving of the sluggard will kill him because his hands refuse to work. 26All day long he covets more, but the righteous give without restraint.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:4
The slacker craves, yet gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is fully satisfied.

Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow in season; at harvest time he looks, but nothing is there.

Treasury of Scripture

The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 6:6-11
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: …

Proverbs 12:24,27
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute…

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





Lexicon
The craving
תַּאֲוַ֣ת (ta·’ă·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8378: A longing, a delight

of the sluggard
עָצֵ֣ל (‘ā·ṣêl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6102: Sluggish, lazy

will kill him
תְּמִיתֶ֑נּוּ (tə·mî·ṯen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

his hands
יָדָ֣יו (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

refuse
מֵאֲנ֖וּ (mê·’ă·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3985: To refuse

to work.
לַעֲשֽׂוֹת׃ (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
(25) The desire of the slothful killeth them.--Their love for sloth and pleasure ruins them in soul and body and fortune.

Verse 25. - The desire of the slothful killeth him. The craving for ease and rest, and the consequent disinclination for labour, prove fatal to the slothful man. Or, it may be, the mere wish, combined with no active exertion to secure its accomplishment, is fatal to soul, body, and fortune (comp. Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 19:24). Lesetre quotes Bossuet, "Le paresseux spirituel s'expose aussi a la mort eternelle; car les bone desirs ne suffisient pas pour le salut; il faut encore les oeuvres" (see Matthew 7:21; Romans 2:13).
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