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Proverbs 21:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; But every one that is hasty [hasteth] only to want.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The plans of the diligent [lead] surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty [comes] surely to poverty.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The plans of the diligent, tend only to abundance, but, of every one that is urgent, only to want.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The thoughts of the diligent [tend] onely to plenteousnes: but of euery one that is hastie, onely to want.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The thoughts 4284
{4284} Prime
מַחֲשָׁבָה
machashabah
{makh-ash-aw-baw'}
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice).
of the diligent 2742
{2742} Prime
חָרוּץ
charuwts
{khaw-roots'}
Passive participle of H2782; properly incised or (active) incisive; hence (as noun masculine or feminine) a trench (as dug), gold (as mined), a threshing sledge (having sharp teeth); (figuratively) determination; also eager.
[tend] only x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
to plenteousness; 4195
{4195} Prime
מוֹתָר
mowthar
{mo-thar'}
From H3498; literally gain; figuratively superiority.
but of every one x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[that is] hasty 213
{0213} Prime
אוץ
'uwts
{oots}
A primitive root; to press; (by implication) to be close, hurry, withdraw.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
only x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
to want. 4270
{4270} Prime
מַחְסוֹר
machcowr
{makh-sore'}
From H2637; deficiency; hence impoverishment.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 21:5

_ _ The contrast is between steady industry and rashness (compare Proverbs 19:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 21:5

_ _ Here is, 1. The way to be rich. If we would live plentifully and comfortably in the world, we must be diligent in our business, and not shrink from the toil and trouble of it, but prosecute it closely, improving all advantages and opportunities for it, and doing what we do with all our might; yet we must not be hasty in it, nor hurry ourselves and others with it, but keep doing fair and softly, which, we say, goes far in a day. With diligence there must be contrivance. The thoughts of the diligent are as necessary as the hand of the diligent. Forecast is as good as work. Seest thou a man thus prudent and diligent? He will have enough to live on. 2. The way to be poor. Those that are hasty, that are rash and inconsiderate in their affairs, and will not take time to think, that are greedy of gain, by right or wrong, and make haste to be rich by unjust practices or unwise projects, are in the ready road to poverty. Their thoughts and contrivances, by which they hope to raise themselves, will ruin them.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 21:5

Hasty — Who manages his affairs rashly.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 21:5

The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of (c) every one [that is] hasty only to want.

(c) He who goes rashly about his business and without counsel.

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thoughts:

Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 27:23-27 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds. ... And [thou shalt have] goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.
Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; ... That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.

of every:

Proverbs 14:29 [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
Proverbs 28:22 He that hasteth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
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Pv 10:4; 13:4; 14:29; 20:21; 27:23; 28:22. Ep 4:28. 1Th 4:11.

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