Proverbs 19:24
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New American Standard Bible
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth.

King James Bible
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it to his mouth again.

World English Bible
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Young's Literal Translation
The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back.

Proverbs 19:24 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Hideth his hand in his bosom - Better, dippeth his hand in the dish (compare 2 Kings 21:13). The scene brought before us is that of an Eastern feast. There are no knives, or forks, or spoons. Every guest has to help himself, or be helped by the host. Compare John 13:26.

Proverbs 19:24 Parallel Commentaries

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How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Matthew 26:23
And He answered, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.

Mark 14:20
And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who dips with Me in the bowl.

Proverbs 26:15
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.

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