Proverbs 16:26
Text Analysis
5315 [e]נֶ֣פֶשׁ
The personN-fs
6001 [e]עָ֭מֵל
who laborsN-ms
5998 [e]עָ֣מְלָה
for himselfPrep | 3ms
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
404 [e]אָכַ֖ף
drives [on]V-Qal-Perf-3ms
5921 [e]עָלָ֣יו
himPrep | 3ms
6310 [e]פִּֽיהוּ׃
his [hungry] mouthN-msc | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 16:26 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
נֶ֣פֶשׁ עָ֭מֵל עָ֣מְלָה לֹּ֑ו כִּֽי־אָכַ֖ף עָלָ֣יו פִּֽיהוּ׃

משלי 16:26 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
נפש עמל עמלה לו כי־אכף עליו פיהו׃

משלי 16:26 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
נפש עמל עמלה לו כי־אכף עליו פיהו׃

משלי 16:26 Hebrew Bible
נפש עמל עמלה לו כי אכף עליו פיהו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.

King James Bible
He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on.
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craveth it of him boweth unto him

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