Proverbs 10:26 {27}
Good News Translation
Never get a lazy person to do something for you; he will be as irritating as vinegar on your teeth or smoke in your eyes.

Contemporary English Version
Having a lazy person on the job is like a mouth full of vinegar or smoke in your eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

New American Bible
As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, are sluggards to those who send them.

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The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

vinegar

Proverbs 25:13,20 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to him that sent him, for he refresheth his soul. . . .

as smoke.

Isaiah 65:5 That say: Depart from me, come not near me, because thou art unclean: these shall be smoke in my anger, a fire burning all the day.

so

Matthew 25:26 And his lord answering, said to him: Wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sow not and gather where I have not strewed.

Romans 12:11 In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord.

Hebrews 6:12 That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.

Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
25As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that sent him. 26The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.27The expectation of the just is joy: but the hope of the wicked shall perish.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain,

Proverbs 26:6
He that sendeth words by a foolish messenger, is lame of feet and drinketh iniquity.

Additional Translations
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.

As a sour grape is hurtful to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so iniquity hurts those that practise it.

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the slothful to those sending him.
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