Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 12:24 in English Standard Version "The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor." Ge 49:15 He saw that a resting place was good, and that the land was pleasant, so he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant at forced labor. 1Ki 9:21 their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel were unable to devote to destruction—these Solomon drafted to be slaves, and so they are to this day. Pr 10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. Pr 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.