Proverbs 10:26
Text Analysis
2558 [e]כַּחֹ֤מֶץ ׀
As vinegarPrep-k, Art | N-ms
8127 [e]לַשִּׁנַּ֗יִם
to the teethPrep-l, Art | N-cd
6227 [e]וְכֶעָשָׁ֥ן
and smokeConj-w, Prep-k, Art | N-ms
5869 [e]לָעֵינָ֑יִם
to the eyesPrep-l, Art | N-cd
3651 [e]כֵּ֥ן
so [is]Adv
6102 [e]הֶ֝עָצֵ֗ל
the lazy [man]Art | Adj-ms
7971 [e]לְשֹׁלְחָֽיו׃
to those who send himPrep-l | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 10:26 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כַּחֹ֤מֶץ ׀ לַשִּׁנַּ֗יִם וְכֶעָשָׁ֥ן לָעֵינָ֑יִם כֵּ֥ן הֶ֝עָצֵ֗ל לְשֹׁלְחָֽיו׃

משלי 10:26 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כחמץ ׀ לשנים וכעשן לעינים כן העצל לשלחיו׃

משלי 10:26 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כחמץ ׀ לשנים וכעשן לעינים כן העצל לשלחיו׃

משלי 10:26 Hebrew Bible
כחמץ לשנים וכעשן לעינים כן העצל לשלחיו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

King James Bible
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 25:13,20 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger …

as smoke. As the acidity of vinegar causes the unpleasantness and pain to the teeth, and by softening and dissolving alkali of the bone, impairs their texture, and renders them incapable of mastication; and as smoke, by irritating the tender vessels, causes the eyes to smart, and prevents distinct vision; so a sluggish messenger is a continual vexation and loss to those by whom he is employed.

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier …


Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, …

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith …

Proverbs 10:26Proverbs 10:26 NIVProverbs 10:26 NLTProverbs 10:26 ESVProverbs 10:26 NASBProverbs 10:26 KJVProverbs 10:26 Bible AppsProverbs 10:26 Biblia ParalelaProverbs 10:26 Chinese BibleProverbs 10:26 French BibleProverbs 10:26 German BibleBible Hub
Proverbs 10:25
Top of Page
Top of Page