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Ecclesiastes 10:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By much sloth fulness the framework falleth in; and through idleness of the hands the house drippeth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By two lazy arms, the framework sinketh in,—and, by the hanging down of the hands, the house may leak.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— By slothfulness a building shall be brought down, and through the weakness of hands, the house shall drop through.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By much slouthfulnesse the building decayeth; and through idlenesse of the hands the house droppeth through.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— By slothful neglect a building will be brought low: and by idleness of the hands the house will fall to pieces.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By much slothfulness 6103
{6103} Prime
Feminine of H6102; (as abstraction) indolence.
the building 4746
{4746} Prime
From H7136; properly something meeting, that is, a frame (of timbers).
decayeth; 4355
{4355} Prime
A primitive root; to tumble (in ruins); figuratively to perish.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
and through idleness 8220
{8220} Prime
From H8213; remissness.
of the hands 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
droppeth through. 1811
{1811} Prime
A primitive root; to drip; by implication to weep.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 10:18

_ _ building — literally, “the joining of the rafters,” namely, the kingdom (Ecclesiastes 10:16; Isaiah 3:6; Amos 9:11).

_ _ hands — (Ecclesiastes 4:5; Proverbs 6:10).

_ _ droppeth — By neglecting to repair the roof in time, the rain gets through.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:16-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.
Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
Proverbs 24:30-31 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; ... And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, [and] nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
2 Peter 1:5-10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; ... Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
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