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Proverbs 12:27

27  oWhoever is slothful will not roast his game,

but the diligent man will get precious wealth.4

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Proverbs 12:27 — The New International Version (NIV)

27 The lazy do not roast any game,

but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting:

But the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Proverbs 12:27 — New Living Translation (NLT)

27 Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch,

but the diligent make use of everything they find.

Proverbs 12:27 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting,

But diligence is man’s precious possession.

Proverbs 12:27 — New Century Version (NCV)

27 The lazy catch no food to cook,

but a hard worker will have great wealth.

Proverbs 12:27 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting;

But the precious substance of men is to the diligent.

Proverbs 12:27 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

27 The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man’s precious substance is to the diligent.

Proverbs 12:27 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

27 A lazy hunter does not catchhis prey, 

but a hard-working person becomes wealthy. 

Proverbs 12:27 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

27 A lazy man doesn’t roast his game,

but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.

Proverbs 12:27 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 The lazy do not roast their game,

but the diligent obtain precious wealth.

Proverbs 12:27 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

27 The lazy will not roast his game,

but diligence is the precious wealth of a man.

Proverbs 12:27 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

27 Anyone who refuses to work doesn’t even cook what he catches.

But a man who works hard values what he has.

Proverbs 12:27 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

27 A lazy man does not roast his prey,

But the precious possession of a man is diligence.


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