11 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
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.
(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.
27 The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.Or but diligence is precious wealth
27 A lazy life is an empty life, but "early to rise" gets the job done.
27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man's precious possession.
27 Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find.
(Read Proverbs 12:27)
The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer.
 12:27 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.