Proverbs 14:4

4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

Proverbs 14:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
ESV
4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
NLT
4 Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.
MSG
4 No cattle, no crops; a good harvest requires a strong ox for the plow.
CSB
4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding-trough is empty, but an abundant harvest [comes] through the strength of an ox.

Proverbs 14:4 In-Context

2 Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.
5 An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

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