11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

Other Translations of Proverbs 12:11

New International Version

11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

English Standard Version

11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

The Message

11 The one who stays on the job has food on the table; the witless chase whims and fancies.

New King James Version

11 He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.

New Living Translation

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.