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Proverbs 14:23

    Proverbs 14:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to penury.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.

    Webster's Revision

    In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

    World English Bible

    In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

    Definitions for Proverbs 14:23

    Penury - Poverty; need.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:23

    In all labor there is profit - If a man work at his trade, he gains by it; if he cultivate the earth, it will yield an increase; and in proportion as he labors, so will be his profit: but he who talks much labors little. And a man words is seldom a man of deeds. Less talk and more work, is one of our own ancient advices.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:23

    The contrast between a single, thorough deed, and the mere emptiness of speech.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:23

    14:23 The talk - Idle talking will bring a man to poverty.