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Proverbs 21:5

    Proverbs 21:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need.

    Webster's Revision

    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.

    World English Bible

    The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness: but every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 21:5

    Here diligence is opposed, not to sloth but to haste. Undue hurry is as fatal to success as undue procrastination.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 21:5

    21:5 Hasty - Who manages his affairs rashly.