Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- 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.

World English Bible

Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall 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 A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them. 13 Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied with bread. 14 'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 6:9-11

Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?

Proverbs 12:11

Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,

Romans 12:11

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

Proverbs 10:4

Poor is he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 24:30-34

Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.

Jonah 1:6

And the chief of the company draweth near to him, and saith to him, 'What -- to thee, O sleeper? rise, call unto thy God, it may be God doth bethink himself of us, and we do not perish.'

Romans 13:11

And this, knowing the time, that for us, the hour already is to be aroused out of sleep, for now nearer is our salvation than when we did believe;

1 Corinthians 15:34

awake up, as is right, and sin not; for certain have an ignorance of God; for shame to you I say it.

Ephesians 5:14

wherefore he saith, 'Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'

2 Thessalonians 3:10

for even when we were with you, this we did command you, that if any one is not willing to work, neither let him eat,

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