Proverbs 24:31
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New American Standard Bible
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; Its surface was covered with nettles, And its stone wall was broken down.

King James Bible
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

Darby Bible Translation
and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down.

World English Bible
Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, it hath gone up -- all of it -- thorns! Covered its face have nettles, And its stone wall hath been broken down.

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The Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

2 Cor. Iii. 5
Not that we are sufficient of our selves, to think any thing as of our selves: but our Sufficiency is of God. IN my former Discourse upon these Words, I shewed you that it was the sole Design of St. Paul in them, to declare, that, in the setting about, and executing, the difficult and laborious Work of an Apostle, He did not arrogate to himself the Power, and Ability, and Success, which he had: but that he ascribed his Sufficiency for this great Work, as well as his being designed to it, to God himself,
Benjamin Hoadly—Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God

Cross References
Genesis 3:18
"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;

Job 30:7
"Among the bushes they cry out; Under the nettles they are gathered together.

Proverbs 24:32
When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.

Isaiah 5:5
"So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.

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