Proverbs 24:30
New International Version
I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;

New Living Translation
I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense.

English Standard Version
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,

Berean Study Bible
I went past the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking judgment.

King James Bible
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

New King James Version
I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;

New American Standard Bible
I passed by the field of a lazy one, And by the vineyard of a person lacking sense,

NASB 1995
I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,

NASB 1977
I passed by the field of the sluggard, And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense;

Amplified Bible
I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man lacking understanding and common sense;

Christian Standard Bible
I went by the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of one lacking sense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I went by the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.

American Standard Version
I went by the field of the sluggard, And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I passed by the field of a lazy man and by the vineyard of a son of man lacking heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A foolish man is like a farm, and a senseless man is like a vineyard.

Contemporary English Version
I once walked by the field and the vineyard of a lazy fool.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I passed by the field of the slothful man, and by the vineyard of the foolish man:

English Revised Version
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Good News Translation
I walked through the fields and vineyards of a lazy, stupid person.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I passed by a lazy person's field, the vineyard belonging to a person without sense.

International Standard Version
I went by the field belonging to a lazy man, by a vineyard belonging to a senseless person.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I went by the field of the slothful, And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Literal Standard Version
I passed by near the field of a slothful man, "" And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.

NET Bible
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.

New Heart English Bible
I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

World English Bible
I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Young's Literal Translation
Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Further Sayings of the Wise
29Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will repay the man according to his work.” 30I went past the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking judgment. 31Thorns had grown up everywhere, thistles had covered the ground, and the stone wall was broken down.…

Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
He who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.

Ecclesiastes 10:18
Through laziness the roof caves in, and in the hands of the idle, the house leaks.


Treasury of Scripture

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

went

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

Job 4:8
Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Job 5:27
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

void

Proverbs 10:13
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 12:11
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.









(30) I went by the field of the slothful . . .--The parable of the vineyard let out to husbandmen for them to render the fruits in due season (Matthew 21:33), and of the thorns which choked the word (ibid., Proverbs 13:7), suggest a spiritual meaning for this passage. It warns us not to allow the weeds of evil habits to spring up in the garden of the soul through sloth, nor to suffer God's protecting care (the wall) to be withdrawn from us because we have not sought it constantly in prayer.

Verses 30-34. - A mashal ode concerning the sluggard (for similar odes, comp. Proverbs 7:41-23; Job 5:3-5; Psalm 37:35, etc.; Isaiah 5:1-6). Verse 30. - The field...the vineyard; the two chief objects of the farmer's care, which need constant labour if they are to prove productive. Moralizing on this passage, St. Gregory ('Moral.,' 20:54) says, "To pass by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding, is to look into the life of any careless liver, and to take a view of his deeds."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I went
עָבַ֑רְתִּי (‘ā·ḇar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

past
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the field
שְׂדֵ֣ה (śə·ḏêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7704: Field, land

of a sluggard
אִישׁ־ (’îš-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and by
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the vineyard
כֶּ֝֗רֶם (ke·rem)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3754: A garden, vineyard

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

lacking
חֲסַר־ (ḥă·sar-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2638: Needy, lacking, in want of

judgment.
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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