Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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.

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, Yahweh has made even both of them. 13 Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread. 14 "It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.

Romans 12:11

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

Proverbs 10:4

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Proverbs 24:30-34

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

Jonah 1:6

So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God! Maybe your God will notice us, so that we won't perish."

Romans 13:11

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

1 Corinthians 15:34

Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

Ephesians 5:14

Therefore he says, "Awake, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

2 Thessalonians 3:10

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

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