Proverbs 16:26

26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.

Proverbs 16:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
ESV
26 A worker's appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on.
NLT
26 It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on.
MSG
26 Appetite is an incentive to work; hunger makes you work all the harder.
CSB
26 A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on.

Proverbs 16:26 In-Context

24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on.
27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.
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