Proverbs 19:24

“A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A slouthfull man hideth his hand in his bosome, and wil not so much as bring it to his mouth againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, {But} will not even bring it back to his mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin, and will not even take it to his mouth again.
- Basic English Bible

A sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it to his mouth again.
- Darby Bible

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
- Webster's Bible

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
- World English Bible

The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it back to his mouth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 19:24


19:24 Bring it - To feed himself; he expects that the meat should drop into his mouth.


Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion
  • Mike
    Verse 11 reminds us that we should remain calm if we are offended. By applying the Bible’s wise counsel and praying for God’s help, we can remain calm when a situation arise.

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