Proverbs 28:19
New International Version
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

New Living Translation
A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.

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

Berean Study Bible
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

King James Bible
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

New King James Version
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!

New American Standard Bible
One who works his land will have plenty of food, But one who follows empty pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

NASB 1995
He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

NASB 1977
He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Amplified Bible
He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows worthless people and frivolous pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

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

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

American Standard Version
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons'shall have poverty enough.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that cultivates the soil will be satisfied with bread and he that runs after worthlessness will be filled with poverty.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that tills his own land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows idleness shall have plenty of poverty.

Contemporary English Version
Work hard, and you will have a lot of food; waste time, and you will have a lot of trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread: but he that followeth idleness shall be filled with poverty.

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

Good News Translation
A hard-working farmer has plenty to eat. People who waste time will always be poor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever works his land will have plenty to eat. Whoever chases unrealistic dreams will have plenty of nothing.

International Standard Version
Whoever works his farmland will have abundant food, but whoever chases fantasies will become very poor.

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

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is tilling his ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoever is pursuing vanity, Is filled [with] poverty.

NET Bible
The one who works his land will be satisfied with food, but whoever chases daydreams will have his fill of poverty.

New Heart English Bible
One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

World English Bible
One who works his land will have an abundance of food; but one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled with poverty.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
18He who walks with integrity will be kept safe, but whoever is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall. 19The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. 20A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.…

Cross References
Proverbs 12:11
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies lacks judgment.

Proverbs 20:13
Do not love sleep, or you will grow poor; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of food.


Treasury of Scripture

He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

that tilleth

Proverbs 12:11
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

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

Proverbs 27:23-27
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds…

but

Proverbs 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Proverbs 23:20,21
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: …

Judges 9:4
And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light persons, which followed him.









(19) He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread.--The curse of Genesis 3:17-19 being, in God's mercy, turned into a blessing.

Verse 19. - A variation of Proverbs 12:11. Shall have poverty enough. The new clause marks the antithesis more clearly than that above.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of poverty.
רִֽישׁ׃ (rîš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7389: Poverty


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