Ecclesiastes 10:18

“By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By much slouthfulnesse the building decayeth; and through idlenesse of the hands the house droppeth through.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When no work is done the roof goes in, and when the hands do nothing water comes into the house.
- Basic English Bible

By much sloth fulness the framework falleth in; and through idleness of the hands the house drippeth.
- Darby Bible

By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
- Webster's Bible

By slothfulness the roof sinks in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
- World English Bible

By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
- Youngs Literal Bible

By slothfulness the rafters sink in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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