11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
11 The one who stays on the job has food on the table; the witless chase whims and fancies.
11 He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
11 A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:11
Commentary on Proverbs 12:11
(Read Proverbs 12:11)
It is men's wisdom to mind their business, and follow an honest calling. But it is folly to neglect business; and the grace of God teaches men to disdain nothing but sin.