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Proverbs 21:5

The plans of ethe diligent lead surely to abundance,

but everyone who is fhasty comes gonly to poverty.

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Proverbs 21:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

The plans of the diligent lead to profit

as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;

But of every one that is hasty only to want.

Proverbs 21:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity,

but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,

But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

The plans of hard-working people earn a profit,

but those who act too quickly become poor.

Proverbs 21:5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;

But every one that is hasty hasteth only to want.

Proverbs 21:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 21:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The plans of a hard-working person lead to prosperity, 

but everyone who is ⸤always⸥ in a hurry ends up in poverty. 

Proverbs 21:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit,

but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.

Proverbs 21:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,

but everyone who is hasty comes only to want.

Proverbs 21:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The plans of the diligent only lead to abundance,

but all who are hasty, only to want.

Proverbs 21:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The plans of people who work hard succeed.

You can be sure that those in a hurry will become poor.

Proverbs 21:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage,

But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.


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