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 19:24

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