Proverbs 16 :26

Proverbs 16 :26 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

King James Version (KJV)

He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto .

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on.

Webster's Revision

He that laboreth laboreth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

World English Bible

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The appetite of the labouring man laboureth for him; for his mouth craveth it of him.

Definitions for Proverbs 16 :26

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :26

He that laboureth - No thanks to a man for his labor and industry; if he do not work he must starve.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 16 :26

He that laboreth - literally, as in the margin, i. e., "The desire of the laborer labors for him" (or, helps him in his work), "for his mouth urges him on." Hunger of some kind is the spring of all hearty labor. Without that the man would sit down and take his ease. So also, unless there is a hunger in the soul, craving to be fed, there can be no true labor after righteousness and wisdom (compare Matthew 5:6).

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :26

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