New Living Translation
Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.
King James Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Darby Bible Translation
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
World English Bible
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Young's Literal Translation
Without oxen a stall is clean, And great is the increase by the power of the ox.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:4 The crib - The stable is empty of food for cattle, and much more for man. In the same sense cleanness of teeth is put for famine, Amos 4:6. The strength - By their labours, or by diligence in husbandry, which then was principally managed by oxen.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
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and may our oxen be loaded down with produce. May there be no enemy breaking through our walls, no going into captivity, no cries of alarm in our town squares.
A fool's proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe.
An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies.
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