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

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 TRUTH! Let us not become down hearted when a situation does not go the way intended. If we have prayed for God direction, and allow him to act in our behalf, then perhaps Jehovah God will do things in a way that will be beneficial in the long run.
  • 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)
  • Irene123
    V. 9 - man proposes, God disposes
  • Created life
    God created the heavens and the earth nothing come through the father except through him.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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