New International Version
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
King James Bible
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
Darby Bible Translation
In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.
World English Bible
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
Young's Literal Translation
In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In all labor there is profit - If a man work at his trade, he gains by it; if he cultivate the earth, it will yield an increase; and in proportion as he labors, so will be his profit: but he who talks much labors little. And a man words is seldom a man of deeds. Less talk and more work, is one of our own ancient advices.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
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