Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 21:5 in English Standard Version "The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty." Pr 10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. Pr 11:24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Pr 14:23 In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. Pr 19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. Pr 22:16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.