Pondering the Principles of Proverbs
New International Version
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
New Living Translation
Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.
English Standard Version
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
New American Standard Bible
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
King James Bible
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.