Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 10:4 in English Standard Version "A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich." Pr 6:11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. Pr 12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor. Pr 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. Pr 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.