Pondering the Principles of Proverbs

ambitionNew 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. 

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Author: Dale Hill

Dale Hill began teaching from the Bible and ministering to God's people more than 50 years ago. From the beginning his focus was on Peter's question, "How should we then live?" (2 Peter 3:11) Now, the richness of a life devoted to serving God and His people is being made available in print form so that many more believers will be able to benefit from Dale's ministry.

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