Proverbs 12:24

“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the slouthfull shall bee vnder tribute.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack {hand} will be put to forced labor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be put under taskwork.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work.
- Basic English Bible

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute.
- Darby Bible

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
- Webster's Bible

The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
- World English Bible

The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful shall be under tribute.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • Bert Clayton
    Too many get pleasure at anothers'misery and suffering. Doesn't matter if human or other species of animal. Or even turning a blind eye with neglect.
  • Brianna vs. 3
    We may see a lot of wickedness in this world go unpunished, however it is not rooted. When God brings judgement, Satan and his elements will be destroyed. However, righteous individuals will be firmly rooted in the life to come. ( Psalms 37:9-11,29)
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:15 THE WAY OF A FOOL IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES BUT HE THAT HEARKENETH UNTO COUNSEL IS WISE PROVERBS 9:6 FORSKAE THE FOOLISH AND LIVE AND GO IN THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING PROVERBS 4:14 ENTER NOT INTO THE PATH OF THE WICKED AND GO NOT IN THE WAY OF EVIL MEN***PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:22 LYING LIPS ARE ABOMINATION TO THE LORD BUT THEY THAT DEAL TRULY ARE HIS DELIGHT 2 TIMOTHY 4:3 FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS PSALM 52:3 THOU LOVEST EVIL MORE THAN GOOD AND LYING RATHER THAN TO SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS SELAH
  • Bridgette Alvarez
    Verse 7 says, "The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand." I struggled with this verse because of God's mercies. Then God lead me to the story of Paul, the chief sinner as he called himself, and how he was delivered and I came to the understanding how both could be true. God gives the wicked a chance to repent but if they don't then there is a consequence.
  • MasterProhet
    Galatians 6:7 state that Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth , that shall he also reap.

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