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

  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.
  • Patricia James
    This is a powerful chapter in the Lord's Book. Amen!! Hallelujah!
  • Talia Tiara Trapier
    Bless god people this is the right thing to read
  • Mani
    Thanks be the god amen
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 16:1,2,3-4; V1"The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. V.4"The Lord made all things for himself,yea even the wicked for the day of evil."Here we learn that God causes the spiritual condition of the heart, and what we speak. "day of evil" is the Day of the Lord.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things." Free will;NOT
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)

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