Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He who gathers in summer is a wise son. He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

New American Standard Bible

He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.

King James Version

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Holman Bible

The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

International Standard Version

Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

American Standard Version

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Amplified


He who gathers during summer and takes advantage of his opportunities is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps during harvest and ignores the moment of opportunity is a son who acts shamefully.

Bible in Basic English

He who in summer gets together his store is a son who does wisely; but he who takes his rest when the grain is being cut is a son causing shame.

Darby Translation

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Julia Smith Translation

He gathering in summer, is a prudent son: he lying in deep sleep in harvest, a son causing shame.

King James 2000

He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who gathers in the summer [is] a child who is prudent; he who sleeps at the harvest [is] a child who brings shame.

Modern King James verseion

He who gathers in summer is a wise son; but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso gathereth in summer is wise; but he that is sluggish in harvest, bringeth himself to confusion.

NET Bible

The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but the one who sleeps during the harvest is a son who brings shame to himself.

New Heart English Bible

He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.

The Emphasized Bible

He that gathereth in summer, is a prudent son, he that sleepeth long in harvest, is a son causing shame.

Webster

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

World English Bible

He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is gathering in summer is a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest is a son causing shame.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אגר 
'agar 
Usage: 3

in summer
קיץ 
Qayits 
Usage: 20

is a wise
שׂכל 
Sakal 
Usage: 63

but he that sleepeth
רדם 
Radam 
Usage: 7

in harvest
קציר 
Qatsiyr 
Usage: 54

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

4 He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son. He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. 6 Blessings are upon the head of a righteous man, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.


Cross References

Proverbs 6:8

provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 17:2

A servant who deals wisely shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brothers.

Proverbs 19:26

He who does violence to his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.

Proverbs 6:6

Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.

Proverbs 12:4

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer,

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek ye LORD while he may be found. Call ye upon him while he is near.

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