Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.

New American Standard Bible

Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.

King James Version

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

International Standard Version

Laziness puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.

A Conservative Version

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

American Standard Version

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Amplified

Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger.

Bible in Basic English

Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.

Darby Translation

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the negligent soul shall suffer hunger.

Julia Smith Translation

Sloth will cast a deep sleep; and the soul of sloth shall hunger.

King James 2000

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Laziness will bring on a deep sleep, and a person of idleness will suffer hunger.

Modern King James verseion

Laziness throws one into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Slothfulness bringeth sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

NET Bible

Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.

New Heart English Bible

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.

The Emphasized Bible

Sloth, falleth into a deep sleep, and, a soul that is indolent, shall famish.

Webster

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

World English Bible

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצלה 
`atslah 
Usage: 2

תּרדּמה 
Tardemah 
Usage: 7

and an idle
רמיּה 
R@miyah 
Usage: 15

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Context Readings

A Foolish Son Brings Ruin To Others

14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.
16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself;
one who disregards his ways will die.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:13

Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor;
open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.

Proverbs 23:21

For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor,
and grogginess will clothe them in rags.

Proverbs 6:9-10

How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?
When will you get up from your sleep?

Proverbs 24:33

a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,

Proverbs 10:4-5

Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.

Proverbs 19:24

The slacker buries his hand in the bowl;
he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.

Isaiah 56:10

Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep.

Romans 13:11-12

Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

Ephesians 5:14

for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said:Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead,
and the Messiah will shine on you.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.”

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