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Proverbs 10:4

    Proverbs 10:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.

    Webster's Revision

    He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

    World English Bible

    He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:4

    He becometh poor - God has ordered, in the course of his providence, that he who will not work shall not eat. And he always blesses the work of the industrious man.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:4

    Slack - The word is elsewhere translated as "deceitful" Job 13:7; Psalm 120:2-3; Hosea 7:16; Jeremiah 48:10. The two thoughts run easily into each other.