Proverbs 21:5

“The thoughts of the diligent tend onely to plenteousnes: but of euery one that is hastie, onely to want.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.
- King James Version

The plans of the diligent {lead} surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty {comes} surely to poverty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The thoughts of the diligent `tend' only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty `hasteth' only to want.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need.
- Basic English Bible

The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.
- Darby Bible

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
- Webster's Bible

The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
- World English Bible

The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:5


21:5 Hasty - Who manages his affairs rashly.


Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Will of my father
    A brawling woman is not a Godly woman. The man and the woman must yield to the leading of the Holy Ghost just as the bride of Christ (the chuch) to Him that your prayers be not hindered. Check out 1 Peter 3
  • Donna
    I'm shocked and sadden. Are these Christians responding here. You talk only about the nagging wife.-But there is a root to this fruit. "Why?" She is responding to something wrong. How she responds gets on the man's nerves, but there is something the man is lacking here. It is responsiblity. When she responds like this, it may make you want to be anywhere but there, but She has unmet needs. Love h
  • Benny
    Clay it's just saying who can mess with the creator? You can't touch his absolute superiority on all counts.
  • Cynthia
    In life there are so many enemies of destiny and talking about our plans most times gives them the edge to manipulate. It is better to talk your plans over to God than man. He will give you better direction. So, thank God for this word that came to me today as a reminder that I should talk less about my plans and depend on God to help achieve my plans. Also, I don t need to have an opinion in every matter that is brought around me. Sometimes, people capitalize on the word you say and use it against you. I have been in so many situations to know that most times having no opinion is better than be a smart aleck . So yes, He who keeps his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.
  • BSP
    It is important that we keep our words in check and we can avoid a lot of problems if we think before we speak.
  • BSP
    Verse 30~ No matter how practical human wisdom may seem, if it is in opposition to the wisdom from Jehovah God it will ultimately result in foolishness.

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