Proverbs 16:26

“He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that laboureth, laboureth for himselfe; for his mouth craueth it of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him {on.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him `thereto'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on.
- Basic English Bible

The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on.
- Darby Bible

He that laboreth laboreth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
- Webster's Bible

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.
- World English Bible

A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused [him] to bend over it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The hunger of the labouring man laboureth for him; for his mouth compelleth him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Lila Beltz
    I think Proverbs 16:18 Tells us that we need to be humble in our thinking of our self's because when we get to thinking we are better then we really are we are going to fall because God hates arrogant spirit that people develop.
  • BSP
    Verse 2: In our own eyes we may seem to be doing okay, but it is Jehovah God who judges us according to his standards.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, Praise God.
  • Vincent Louis
    One's thoughts will be established one surrenders his her works... works guided by the Ten Commandments to the Lord with total faith like the woman who touched the cloak of The Lord and was cured from her long illness of bleeding.
  • Cynthia. S Martinez
    I have put my problems in God's hands, as I can it deal with them and am sure he will bring me what I need. I read bible prayers on another apply but will be changing to this one as I praevery day
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 16:4 THE LORD HAT MADE ALL THINGS FOR HIMSELF EVEN --- THE WICKED --- FOR THE DAY OF EVIL --- PROVERBS 16:7 WHEN A MANS WAYS PLEASE THE LORD HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM--- PROVERBS 16:16 HOW MUCH BETTER IS IT TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD AND TO GET UNDERSTANDING RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN SILVER---PROVERBS 2:3 IF THOU CRIEST AFTER KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THINE HEART TO UNDERSTANDING ---2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD ---2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --- HIS MOUTH --- COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

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