23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Other Translations of Proverbs 14:23

King James Version

23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

English Standard Version

23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

The Message

23 Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.

New King James Version

23 In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

New Living Translation

23 Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 14:23

Commentary on Proverbs 14:23

(Read Proverbs 14:23)

Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing.