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Proverbs 21:25

    Proverbs 21:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The desire of the hater of work is death to him, for his hands will do no work.

    Webster's Revision

    The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.

    World English Bible

    The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 21:25

    The desire of the slothful killeth him - He desires to eat, drink, and be clothed: but as he does not labor, hence he dies with this desire in his heart, envying those who possess plenty through their labor and industry. Hence he is said to covet greedily all the day long, Proverbs 21:26, while the righteous, who has been laborious and diligent, has enough to eat, and some to spare.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 21:25

    Killeth him - He wastes his strength and life in unsatisfied longings for something which he has not energy to gain. The wish to do great or good things may sometimes be taken for the deed, but if the hindrance is from a man's own sloth, it does but add to his condemnation.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 21:25

    21:25 Killeth - Torments him to death, while he passionately desires what he sees, he shall not enjoy, and will not take pains to procure.