Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

King James Version

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Holman Bible

The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.

International Standard Version

The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.

A Conservative Version

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

American Standard Version

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Amplified

The appetite of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the appetite of the diligent is abundantly supplied.

Bible in Basic English

The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.

Darby Translation

A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Julia Smith Translation

The soul of the slothful one desiring, and nothing: and the soul of the active shall be made fat

King James 2000

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied.

Modern King James verseion

The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing; but the soul of the hard worker shall be made fat.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The sluggard would fain have, and cannot get his desire; but the soul of the diligent shall have plenty.

NET Bible

The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.

New Heart English Bible

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

The Emphasized Bible

The sluggard, desireth, but his soul hath, nothing. But, the soul of the diligent, shall be enriched.

Webster

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

World English Bible

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Youngs Literal Translation

The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

of the sluggard
עצל 
`atsel 
Usage: 14

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

and hath nothing but the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

of the diligent
חרץ חרוּץ 
Charuwts 
Usage: 18

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. 5 A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:4

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent will rule, But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 11:25

The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.

Proverbs 2:2-9

Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 8:34

"Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!"

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Isaiah 58:11

"And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

John 6:27

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."

Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,

2 Peter 1:5-11

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

Numbers 23:10

"Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my end be like his!"

Psalm 92:14

They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,



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