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Work and you will earn a living; if you sit around talking you will be poor.
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In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want.
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the valiant shall bear rule: but that which is slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread: but he that followeth idleness, shall be filled with poverty.
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed.
Hebrews 6:10,11 For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered and do minister to the saints. . . .
Proverbs 10:10 The mouth of the just is a vein of life: and the mouth of the wicked covereth iniquity.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly.
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 For also, when we were with you, this we declared to you: that, if any man will not work, neither let him eat. . . .
1 Timothy 5:13 And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tattlers also and busy bodies, speaking things which they ought not.
ContextThe Wise Woman
…22They err that work evil: but mercy and truth prepare good things. 23In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want.24The crown of the wise, is their riches: the folly of fools, imprudence.…
Additional TranslationsThere is profit in all labor, but mere talk leads only to poverty.In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to penury.
In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
With every one who is careful there is abundance: but the pleasure-taking and indolent shall be in want.
In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.
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