The hand of the diligent will rule,
but the slack hand will become a forced laborer. Bible see other translations

“slack.” The Hebrew word is remiyah (#07423 רְמִיָּה), and means slackness; sluggish, lax, negligent, and careless behavior. It occurs 4 times in Proverbs; Proverbs 10:4, 12:24, 27, and 19:15.

[See commentary on Proverbs 10:4 for more information.]

Commentary for: Proverbs 12:24