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Proverbs 13:23

    Proverbs 13:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor; but it is taken away by wrongdoing.

    Webster's Revision

    Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

    World English Bible

    An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

    Definitions for Proverbs 13:23

    Tillage - Ploughed land.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:23

    That is destroyed for want of judgment - O, how much of the poverty of the poor arises from their own want of management! They have little or no economy, and no foresight. When they get any thing, they speedily spend it; and a feast and a famine make the chief varieties of their life.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:23

    The contrast is the ever recurring one between honest poverty and dishonest wealth. "The new-plowed field of the poor is much food, but there are those, who, though rich, perish through their disregard of right."