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Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool kfoldeth his hands together, and leateth his own flesh.

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Ecclesiastes 4:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Fools fold their hands

and ruin themselves.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Fools fold their idle hands,

leading them to ruin.”

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The fool folds his hands

And consumes his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Some say it is foolish to fold your hands and do nothing,

because you will starve to death.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A fool folds his hands and wastes away.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The fool folds his arms

and consumes his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Fools fold their hands

and consume their own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The fool refuses to work with his hands,

so he has nothing to eat except his own skin!

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A foolish person folds his hands and doesn’t work.

And that destroys him.

Ecclesiastes 4:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.