Went on etymology journey: “Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop” is from a 1971 Bible translation; corruption of “Idle brain is the devil’s workshop”, trad. Am. proverb, but the CONCEPT I found in Isaac Watts (1674-1748) “For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do”. Can’t decide if it’s is pro or anti-capitalism in origin

Went on etymology journey: “Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop” is from a 1971 Bible translation; corruption of “Idle brain is the devil’s workshop”, trad. Am. proverb, but the CONCEPT I found in Isaac Watts (1674-1748) “For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do”. Can’t decide if it’s is pro or anti-capitalism in origin

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