Proverbs 18:9

“Hee also that is slouthful in his worke, is brother to him that is a great waster.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
- King James Version

He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who does not give his mind to his work is brother to him who makes destruction.
- Basic English Bible

He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.
- Darby Bible

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
- Webster's Bible

One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
- World English Bible

He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he [is] to a destroyer.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Even one that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:9


18:9 Is brother - Though they take several paths, yet both come to one end.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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