Proverbs 12:24
Text Analysis
3027 [e]יַד־
The handN-fsc
2742 [e]חָרוּצִ֥ים
of the diligentAdj-mp
4910 [e]תִּמְשׁ֑וֹל
will ruleV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
7423 [e]ו֝רְמִיָּ֗ה‪‬‪‬
but the lazy [man]Conj-w | N-fs
1961 [e]תִּהְיֶ֥ה
will be putV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
4522 [e]לָמַֽס׃
to forced laborPrep-l | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 12:24 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יַד־חָרוּצִ֥ים תִּמְשֹׁ֑ול וּ֝רְמִיָּ֗ה תִּהְיֶ֥ה לָמַֽס׃

משלי 12:24 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
יד־חרוצים תמשול ורמיה תהיה למס׃

משלי 12:24 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
יד־חרוצים תמשול ורמיה תהיה למס׃

משלי 12:24 Hebrew Bible
יד חרוצים תמשול ורמיה תהיה למס׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

King James Bible
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.
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