Proverbs 28:19

19 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

Read Proverbs 28:19 Using Other Translations

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.

What does Proverbs 28:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread
Or, "shall he filled" or "satisfied with bread" F19: shall have bread enough, and to spare; provisions of all sorts, and in great plenty; (See Gill on Proverbs 12:11); but he that followeth, after vain [persons];
empty idle persons; keeps company and spends his time with them, when he should be about the business of his calling: shall have poverty enough;
or be "filled with [it]" F20; he shall be exceeding poor, reduced to the utmost distress, be clothed in rags and destitute of daily food.


F19 (Mxl ebvy) "saturabitur pane", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus, Schultens.
F20 (ebvy) "satiabitur", Tigurine version, Mercerus, Cocceius, Michaelis; "saturabitur", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus, Schultens.
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