Proverbs 14:23

“In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In all labour there is profit: but the talke of the lippes tendeth onely to penury.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk {leads} only to poverty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips `tendeth' only to penury.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.
- Basic English Bible

In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.
- Darby Bible

In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
- Webster's Bible

In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
- World English Bible

In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips [is] only to want.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:23


14:23 The talk - Idle talking will bring a man to poverty.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:23

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