Proverbs 12:27

“The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The slouthfull man rosteth not that which he tooke in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man {is} diligence.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting; But the precious substance of men `is to' the diligent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth.
- Basic English Bible

The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent.
- Darby Bible

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
- Webster's Bible

The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
- World English Bible

The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The slothful man shall not hunt his prey; but the precious substance of men is to be diligent.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:27


12:27 Resteth not - Does not enjoy the fruit of his labours. Precious - Yields him comfort and blessing with it.


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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