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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