Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not love 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—
the Lord made them both.
13 Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor;
open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.
14 “It’s worthless, it’s worthless!” the buyer says,
but after he is on his way, he gloats.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 6:9-11

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

Proverbs 12:11

The one who works his land will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

Romans 12:11

Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.

Proverbs 10:4

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

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of a slacker
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.

Jonah 1:6

The captain approached him and said, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up! Call to your god. Maybe this god will consider us, and we won’t perish.”

Romans 13:11

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.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Come to your senses and stop sinning, for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame.

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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