Proverbs 14:23

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

Proverbs 14:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
ESV
23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
NLT
23 Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!
MSG
23 Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.
CSB
23 There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:23 In-Context

21 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
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