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 12:27

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