Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Love not sleep, let thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

New American Standard Bible

Do not love sleep, or you will become poor;
Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

King James Version

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Do not love sleep or you'll become poor, keep your eyes open and you'll have plenty of food.

A Conservative Version

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. Open thine eyes, [and] thou shall be satisfied with bread.

Amplified


Do not love [excessive] sleep, or you will become poor;
Open your eyes [so that you can do your work] and you will be satisfied with bread.

Bible in Basic English

Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough.

Darby Translation

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not love sleep lest thou shalt be dispossessed: open wide thine eyes, being filled with bread.

King James 2000

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not love sleep, lest you become poor; open your eyes [and] have plenty bread.

Modern King James verseion

Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Delight not thou in sleep, lest thou come to poverty; but open thine eyes, and thou shalt have bread enough.

NET Bible

Do not love sleep, lest you become impoverished; open your eyes so that you might be satisfied with food.

New Heart English Bible

Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not love sleep, lest thou come to poverty, open thine eyes, be satisfied with bread.

Webster

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thy eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

World English Bible

Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Youngs Literal Translation

Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied with bread.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

not sleep
שׁנא שׁנה 
Shehah 
Usage: 23

lest thou come to poverty
ירשׁ ירשׁ 
Yarash 
Usage: 231

פּקח 
Paqach 
Usage: 20

and thou shalt be satisfied
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them. 13 Love not sleep, let thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 14 It is bad, it is bad, saith the buyer; But when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 12:11

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread; But he that followeth after vain persons is void of understanding.

Romans 12:11

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Proverbs 10:4

He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the sluggard, And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Jonah 1:6

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

Romans 13:11

And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we first believed.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak this to move you to shame.

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he'saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat.

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