New International Version
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.
King James Bible
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Darby Bible Translation
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute.
World English Bible
The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Young's Literal Translation
The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
Proverbs 12:24 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule - And why? because by his own industry he is independent; and every such person is respected wherever found.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
slothful or deceitful
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely.
1 Kings 9:21
Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land--whom the Israelites could not exterminate --to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.
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