Proverbs 10:26

“As vineger to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.”

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Other Translations

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them that send him.
- King James Version

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him.
- Basic English Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
- Darby Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
- Webster's Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
- World English Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So [is] the slothful to those sending him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:26


10:26 So - Unserviceable and vexatious.


Discussion for Proverbs 10

  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    That wicked, perverting the right ways of the LORD, thinks to himself, being exposed: That sounds good. He will not see it. Yet our Holy Father shines his light on your evil. NO women of GOD, according to the flesh, teach here: nor, by use of fear, attempt to prevent men from repenting. For it is written, But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
  • Molly
    When the writer says GOD adds no sorrow to His blessings, don't assume that means GOD never allows tragedy, pain or untoward events to befall us. We WILL have troubles, losses and grief! However, they will not result from His blessings! "He that would reign with Christ MUST suffer". Don't expect to have only good come your way. Many lose faith when hardships come. Trust GOD through all.
  • BSP
    The blessing of Jehovah God is was is of the utmost importance. His blessing adds no pain to our lives.
  • William Mandirima
    Jesus is Lord Ever never change
  • Lydell King
    Chapter 10 of Proverbs is a very interesting chapter dealing with righteousness and wisdom. Sometimes we speak and it can be right, but wisdom will train us that timing is everything.You can speak out of turn and be just as wrong. Turning righteousness into folly.I think the book of James ch.3 is a great fit for this chapter.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:30 THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL NEVER BE REMOVED BUT THE WICKED SHALL NOT INHABIT THE EARTH --10:31-- the mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom but the froward tongue shall be cut out --10:32-- the lips of the righteous know what is acceptable but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness PROVERBS 11:4 riches profit not in the day of wrath but righteousness delivereth from death

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