Proverbs 21:25

“The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The desire of the slouthfull killeth him: for his hands refuse to labour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The desire of the hater of work is death to him, for his hands will do no work.
- Basic English Bible

The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:
- Darby Bible

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labor.
- Webster's Bible

The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.
- World English Bible

The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:25


21:25 Killeth - Torments him to death, while he passionately desires what he sees, he shall not enjoy, and will not take pains to procure.


Discussion for Proverbs 21:25

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