New International Version
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
King James Bible
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Darby Bible Translation
He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
World English Bible
He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
Young's Literal Translation
Poor is he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He becometh poor - God has ordered, in the course of his providence, that he who will not work shall not eat. And he always blesses the work of the industrious man.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
with a slack hand
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
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