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

  • 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
  • BSP
    The estimation of ourselves is not important, but what really matters is what God thinks of us as verse 2 says.
  • 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!
  • Bettye Blaylock
    I love this verse because if we all abides by just this verse we would have more peace in our lives.

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