New American Standard Bible
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
King James Bible
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless is void of understanding.
World English Bible
He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The contrast is carried on between the life of industry and that of the idle, "vain person" of the "baser sort" (the "Raca" of Matthew 5:22). We might have expected that the second clause would have ended with such words as "shall lack bread," but the contrast goes deeper. Idleness leads to a worse evil than that of hunger.
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To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the …
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The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.
He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
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