Proverbs 21:5

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The thoughts of the diligent tend onely to plenteousnes: but of euery one that is hastie, onely to want.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The plans of the diligent {lead} surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty {comes} surely to poverty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The thoughts of the diligent `tend' only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty `hasteth' only to want.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need.
- Basic English Bible

The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.
- Darby Bible

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
- Webster's Bible

The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
- World English Bible

The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:5


21:5 Hasty - Who manages his affairs rashly.


Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Glenn Collins
    I especially like verse 30 of Proverbs 21 because we are living in times where Christians are letting the media deceive them into believing you can war against our maker and get away with it ! Remember II Chronicles 7:14 (If MY peopleā€) I make no apologies for this statement.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:6 THE GETTING OF TREASURES BY A LYING TONGUE IS A VANITY TOSSED TO AND FRO OF THEM THAT SEEK DEATH----PROVERBS 10:2 TRESURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH----PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:21 HE THAT FOLLOWETH AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS AND MERCY FINDETH LIFE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HONOR --- PSALM 25:10 ALL THE PATHS OF THE LORD ARE MERCY AND TRUTH UNTO SUCH AS KEEP HIS COVENANT AND HIS TESTIMONIES LUKE 1:50 AND HIS MERCY IS ON THEM THAT FEAR HIM FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION --- PSALM 103:11 FOR AS THE HEAVEN IS HIGH ABOVE THE EARTH SO GREAT IS HIS MERCY TOWARD THEM THAT FEAR HIM
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God is the All knowing,Wisest
  • Caleb
    no matter how we prepare GOD is in charge so it is by grace that we are able to deliver when we have prepared
  • Paul Shetu
    13 This verse: If it means what it says, one will have themselves to blame when finding themselves in prolonged trouble. to me abiding by this truth is vital even for ANSWERED PRAYERS! Halleluiah!

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