Proverbs 13:23 (ESV) — 23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.
Industriousness and wastefulness. There is much productivity even in the land of the poor, but injustice often causes it to be destroyed or wasted. Even though some are poor, if they are wise they will not be wasteful. They will use all they have and make it produce the most possible. But one of the signs of a lack of justice is senseless waste.