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 21:5

  • We ask the Lord in prayer as we plane out our lives and expect an answer, and most of the time the answer is in the wisdom that the give to make choices in life. don't sit and wait for a sign to fall out of the sky, it will bring you no gain.
  • Barbara for verse 5
    It tells me that whatever plans I have will turn out good if I take the time and do it properly but if I rush, it will be to naught.

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