New American Standard Bible
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
King James Bible
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
Darby Bible Translation
By much sloth fulness the framework falleth in; and through idleness of the hands the house drippeth.
World English Bible
By slothfulness the roof sinks in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
Young's Literal Translation
By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Droppeth through - i. e., Lets the rain through the roof.
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
I passed by the field of the sluggard And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,
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