Proverbs 26:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2450 [e]חָכָ֣ם
ḥā-ḵām
[is] wiserAdj-ms
6102 [e]עָצֵ֣ל
‘ā-ṣêl
the lazy [man]Adj-ms
5869 [e]בְּעֵינָ֑יו
bə-‘ê-nāw;
in his own eyesPrep-b | N-cdc | 3ms
7651 [e]מִ֝שִּׁבְעָ֗ה
miš-šiḇ-‘āh,
Than sevenPrep-m | Number-ms
7725 [e]מְשִׁ֣יבֵי
mə-šî-ḇê
who can answerV-Hifil-Prtcpl-mpc
2940 [e]טָֽעַם׃
ṭā-‘am.
sensiblyN-ms









Hebrew Texts
משלי 26:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
חָכָ֣ם עָצֵ֣ל בְּעֵינָ֑יו מִ֝שִּׁבְעָ֗ה מְשִׁ֣יבֵי טָֽעַם׃

משלי 26:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
חכם עצל בעיניו משבעה משיבי טעם׃

משלי 26:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
חכם עצל בעיניו משבעה משיבי טעם׃

משלי 26:16 Hebrew Bible
חכם עצל בעיניו משבעה משיבי טעם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

King James Bible
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In his own eyes, a slacker is wiser than seven men who can answer sensibly.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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