Proverbs 18:9

“He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee also that is slouthful in his worke, is brother to him that is a great waster.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who does not give his mind to his work is brother to him who makes destruction.
- Basic English Bible

He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.
- Darby Bible

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
- Webster's Bible

One who is slack in his work is brother to him who is a master of destruction.
- World English Bible

He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he [is] to a destroyer.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Even one that is slack in his work is brother to him that is a destroyer.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 18:9


18:9 Is brother - Though they take several paths, yet both come to one end.


Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF MATTHEW 12:37 FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF **** JEREMIAH 15:16 THY WORDS WERE FOUND AND I DID EAT THEM AND THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME O LORD GOD OF HOSTS **** PROVERBS 10:17 HE IS IN THE WAY OF LIFE THAT KEEPETH INSTRUCTION BUT HE THAT REFUSETH REPROOF ERRETH
  • Irene123
    V. 24 - " ... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a 'brother'." I highlighted brother because - it just occurred to me brother could also very well mean brother in the church; not just blood brother.
  • Irene123
    'Jesus' is all through the O.T. The whole of the O.T. is all about Jesus. Luke 24:44, Jn. 20:28 - Thomas was a DEVOUT Jew. NO Jew will call anyone 'Lord' and 'God' except He is that. Deut.6:4 - Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord," (Shema). Nor did Jesus, being a DEVOUT Jew, rebuke Thomas. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus.
  • Brianna
    "Jehovah's" name is a source of protection. That's why it's critical to know this name. Yet Sadly, even with the KJ that name is obscured by TITLES such as LORD. It's capitalized and italicized so we know that the translator understood the omission of the Divine Name.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 Whoever isolates himself pursues his own selfish desires; He rejects all practical wisdom.

    Jehovah God made us to be gregarious people. It is not good for us to isolate ourselves or think we can do everything on our own. God has made a congregation to help us and provide comfort as well as himself. Let us always fellowship with God and our brothers at our christian meetings.

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