Proverbs 14:23

“In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In all labour there is profit: but the talke of the lippes tendeth onely to penury.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk {leads} only to poverty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips `tendeth' only to penury.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.
- Basic English Bible

In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.
- Darby Bible

In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
- Webster's Bible

In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
- World English Bible

In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips [is] only to want.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:23


14:23 The talk - Idle talking will bring a man to poverty.


Discussion for Proverbs 14

  • Phakamani Ngema for verse 12
    This verse is based on Christians decision making, there are decisions a man does he she may think it is good but at the end he she will find hm self in danger.
  • Eric Osadebe for verse 12
    The above scripture stands to encourage Christians not to go into worldly things because the end of it is always destructive
  • 14 verse 12 is a good verse to read especially if you 're thinking of getting into the occult, witchcraft, or satanism.
  • Raphael Aminu Echioda for verse 34
    When someone has the fear of God in him her,you will have access to the secret place of the most high God. But sin is deny you of going to His presence. Just like when you offend your fellow you will be shame of request something from him her your sin will hinder you and even been obstacle.
  • Peter . for verse 30
    A sound heart - a heart with peace, keeps the body healthy. The body 's health, depends on the condition of yo heart. people are sick coz. hearts are sick. How can u be at peace. u can only be at peace in yo heart when you are at peace with God. Knowing u are forgiven , making His word yo absolute. then u won 't be troubled by anything.
  • Samuel Bright for verse 35
    Great and Educative

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