New International Version
A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
King James Bible
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
World English Bible
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing - We often hear many religious people expressing a desire to have more of the Divine life, and yet never get forward in it. How is this? The reason is, they desire, but do not stir themselves up to lay hold upon the Lord. They are always learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. They seek to enter in at the strait gate, but are not able, because they do not strive.
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'Much food is in the tillage of the poor.'--PROVERBS xiii. 23. Palestine was a land of small peasant proprietors, and the institution of the Jubilee was intended to prevent the acquisition of large estates by any Israelite. The consequence, as intended, was a level of modest prosperity. It was 'the tillage of the poor,' the careful, diligent husbandry of the man who had only a little patch of land to look after, that filled the storehouses of the Holy Land. Hence the proverb of our text arose. It …
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Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.
Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
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