Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

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 As for the hearing of the ear and the sight of the eye, the LORD hath made them both. 13 Delight not thou in sleep, lest thou come to poverty; but open thine eyes, and thou shalt have bread enough. 14 "It is naught; It is naught," sayeth he that buyeth anything: but when he cometh to his own house, then he boasteth of his pennyworth.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long wilt thou sleep, thou sluggish man? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 12:11

He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread; but he that followeth idleness, is a very fool.

Romans 12:11

Let not that business which ye have in hand be tedious to you. Be fervent in the spirit. Apply yourselves to the time.

Proverbs 10:4

An idle hand maketh poor; but a quick laboring hand maketh rich.

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyards of the foolish man.

Jonah 1:6

And the master of the ship came to him and said unto him, "Why slumberest thou? Up! And call unto thy god, that God may think on us, that we perish not."

Romans 13:11

This also we know, I mean the season: how that it is time that we should now awake out of sleep. For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Awake truly out of sleep, and sin not. For some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this unto your rebuke.

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith, "Awake thou that sleepest, and stand up from death, and Christ shall give thee light."

2 Thessalonians 3:10

For when we were with you, this we warned you of, that if there were any which would not work, that the same should not eat.

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