| The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, |
because his hands refuse to work.
All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.
|The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. |
|The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, |
For his hands refuse to work;
All day long he is craving,
While the righteous gives and does not hold back.
|Ecclesiastes 5:12 |
Radmacher, Earl D. ; Allen, Ronald Barclay ; House, H. Wayne: Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary. Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, 1999, S. Ec 5:11-12
"Across town, the rich man is having a fitful night worrying about the stock market and swallowing antacid to calm the churning sea of dyspepsia that is in his stomach."
MacDonald, William ; Farstad, Arthur: Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 1997, c1995, S. Ec 5:12