Proverbs 13:23

“Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 13:23

Much food is in the tillage of the poore: but there is that is destroyed for want of iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abundant food {is in} the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Much food `is in' the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor; but it is taken away by wrongdoing.
- Basic English Bible

Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is lost for want of judgment.
- Darby Bible

Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
- Webster's Bible

An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.
- World English Bible

Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is swept away by want of righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 13:23

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 13:23


13:23 The poor - Poor persons by their diligent labours, and God's blessing often grow rich. Destroyed - Or, consumed, brought to poverty, for want of discretion.


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