Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 Anyone who guards his words protects his life; anyone who talks too much is ruined. 4 The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied. 5 A righteous person hates deceit, but the wicked person is shameful and disgraceful.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:4

Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.

Proverbs 12:11

Whoever tills his soil will have a lot to eat, but anyone who pursues fantasies lacks sense.

Proverbs 12:24

The diligent will take control, but the lazy will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 11:25

A generous person will prosper, and anyone who gives water will receive a flood in return.

Proverbs 2:2-9

making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding

Proverbs 8:34

Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways

Proverbs 26:13

The lazy person claims, "There is a lion in the road! There's a lion in the streets!"

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up dissension, but anyone who trusts in the LORD prospers.

Isaiah 58:11

And the LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in parched places, and they will strengthen your bones; and you'll be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.

John 6:27

Do not work for food that perishes but for food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him."

Hebrews 6:11

But we want each of you to continue to be diligent to the very end, in order to give full assurance to your hope.

2 Peter 1:5-11

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,

Numbers 23:10

Who can count the dust of Jacob? Who can number the dust of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may I end up like him."

Psalm 92:14

They will still bear fruit even in old age; they will be luxuriant and green.

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