Proverbs 12:11
New International Version
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

New Living Translation
A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.

English Standard Version
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

Berean Study Bible
He who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks judgment.

New American Standard Bible
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.

New King James Version
He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.

King James Bible
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

Contemporary English Version
Hard working farmers have more than enough food; daydreamers are nothing more than stupid fools.

Good News Translation
A hard-working farmer has plenty to eat, but it is stupid to waste time on useless projects.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

International Standard Version
Whoever tills his soil will have a lot to eat, but anyone who pursues fantasies lacks sense.

NET Bible
The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.

New Heart English Bible
He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that cultivates the soil will be filled with bread, and he that runs after futility is devoid of reason.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever works his land will have plenty to eat, but the one who chases unrealistic dreams has no sense.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that tilleth his ground shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain things is void of understanding.

New American Standard 1977
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues vain things lacks sense.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

American King James Version
He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

American Standard Version
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that tills his own land shall be satisfied with bread; but they that pursue vanities are void of understanding. He that enjoys himself in banquets of wine, shall leave dishonour in his own strong holds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish. He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

Darby Bible Translation
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless is void of understanding.

English Revised Version
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons 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,
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
10A righteous man regards the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are only cruelty. 11He who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks judgment. 12The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
But he who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.

Proverbs 13:23
Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, but without justice it is swept away.

Proverbs 28:19
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Treasury of Scripture

He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

tilleth

Proverbs 13:23
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

Proverbs 14:4,23
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox…

Proverbs 27:27
And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

he that followeth

Proverbs 1:10
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Proverbs 4:14,15
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men

Proverbs 6:32
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.







Lexicon
He who works
עֹבֵ֣ד (‘ō·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

his land
אַ֭דְמָתוֹ (’aḏ·mā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 127: Ground, land

will have plenty of
יִֽשְׂבַּֽע־ (yiś·ba‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

food,
לָ֑חֶם (lā·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

but whoever chases
וּמְרַדֵּ֖ף (ū·mə·rad·dêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

fantasies
רֵיקִ֣ים (rê·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7386: Empty, worthless

lacks
חֲסַר־ (ḥă·sar-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2638: Needy, lacking, in want of

judgment.
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre
(11) Vain persons.--Or, things, such as "searching for hid treasures" (Proverbs 2:4).

Verse 11. - A contrast between industry and idleness, repeated at Proverbs 28:19. He that tilleth his land. Agriculture was the first of industries, and always highly commended among the Jews, bringing a sure return to the diligent (Proverbs 10:5; Proverbs 20:4; Proverbs 27:18, 23-27; and Ecclus. 20:28). He that followeth after vain persons; rather, vain things; μάταια, Septuagint, empty, useless employments, profitless business, in contrast to active labour on the land. The Vulgate renders, qui sectatur otium, "he who studieth ease;" but the original, reikim, will not bear this meaning. Is void of understanding; he not only, as is implied, will be reduced to poverty, but shows moral weakness and depravity. The Septuagint and Vulgate here introduce a paragraph not found in our Hebrew text: "He who takes pleasure (ὅς ἐστιν ἡδύς) in carouses of wine will leave disgrace in his strongholds (ὀχυρώμασι)" (Isaiah 28:7, 8; Habakkuk 2:16). Probably this verse is derived from the following, with some corruption of the text. 12:10. A godly man would not put even an animal to needless pain. But the wicked often speak of others as well used, when they would not endure like treatment for a single day. 11. It is men's wisdom to mind their business, and follow an honest calling. But it is folly to neglect business; and the grace of God teaches men to disdain nothing but sin. 12. When the ungodly see others prosper by sin, they wish they could act in the same way. But the root of Divine grace, in the heart of the righteous, produces other desires and purposes. 13. Many a man has paid dear in this world for the transgression of his lips.
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