Proverbs 24:30
Good News Translation
I walked through the fields and vineyards of a lazy, stupid person.

New Revised Standard Version
I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person;

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

New American Bible
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one with no sense;

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I passed by the field of the slothful man, and by the vineyard of the foolish man:


Proverbs 6:6 Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain,

Job 4:8 On the contrary, I have seen those who work iniquity, and sow sorrows, and reap them,

Job 5:27 Behold, this is even so, as we have searched out: which thou having heard, consider it thoroughly in thy mind.

Job 15:17 I will shew thee, hear me: and I will tell thee what I have seen.

Psalm 37:25 I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread.

Psalm 107:42 The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Ecclesiastes 4:1-8 I turned myself to other things, and I saw the oppressions that are done under the sun, and the tears of the innocent, and they had no comforter; and they were not able to resist their violence, being destitute of help from any. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:15 These things also I saw in the days of my vanity: A just man perisheth in his justice, and a wicked man liveth a long time in his wickedness.

Ecclesiastes 8:9-11 All these things I have considered, and applied my heart to all the works that are done under the sun. Sometimes one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. . . .


Proverbs 10:13 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion.

Proverbs 12:11 He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

Further Sayings of the Wise
29Say not: I will do to him as he hath done to me: I will render to every one according to his work. 30I passed by the field of the slothful man, and by the vineyard of the foolish man:31And behold it was all filled with nettles, and thorns had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall was broken down.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach shall not be blotted out:

Ecclesiastes 10:18
By slothfulness a building shall be brought down, and through the weakness of hands, the house shall drop through.

Proverbs 24:29
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