New International Version
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that tilleth his land - God's blessing will be in the labor of the honest agriculturist.
But he that followeth vain persons - He who, while he should be cultivating his ground, preparing for a future crop, or reaping his harvest, associates with fowlers, coursers of hares, hunters of foxes, or those engaged in any champaign amusements, is void of understanding; and I have known several such come to beggary.
To this verse the Septuagint add the following clause: 'ov estin en oinwn diatribaiv, en toiv eautou ocurwmasi kataleiqei atimian. "He who is a boon companion in banquets, shall leave dishonor in his own fortresses." This has been copied by the Vulgate and the Arabic. That is The man who frequents the ale-house enriches that, while he impoverishes his own habitation.
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'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
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But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away.
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.
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