Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

New American Standard Bible

The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,
So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

King James Version

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Holman Bible

The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.

International Standard Version

A lazy person doesn't plow in the proper season; he looks for a harvest, but there is nothing.

American Standard Version

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Amplified


The lazy man does not plow when the winter [planting] season arrives;
So he begs at the [next] harvest and has nothing [to reap].

Bible in Basic English

The hater of work will not do his ploughing because of the winter; so at the time of grain-cutting he will be requesting food and will get nothing.

Darby Translation

The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

The slothful one reproaching will not work: he shall ask in harvest, and nothing.

King James 2000

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The lazy person will not plow in season; he will expect at the harvest, but there [will be] nothing.

Modern King James verseion

The lazy one will not plow; after the autumn he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A slothful body will not go to plow, for cold of the winter; therefore shall he go a begging in Summer and have nothing.

NET Bible

The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.

New Heart English Bible

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

The Emphasized Bible

By reason of the autumn, a sluggard will not plough, therefore shall he beg in harvest, and there be nothing.

Webster

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

World English Bible

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצל 
`atsel 
Usage: 14

will not plow
חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

by reason of the cold
חרף 
Choreph 
Usage: 7

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

in harvest
קציר 
Qatsiyr 
Usage: 54

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarrelling. 4 The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5 Purpose in the heart of man is deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 10:4

He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 19:24

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 6:10-11

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep,

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 24:34

so thy poverty shall come as a robber, and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Matthew 25:3-10

foolish women, who, having taken their lamps, took no olive oil with them.

Matthew 25:24-28

And the man who received the one talent also having come, said, Lord, I knew thee that thou are a hard man, reaping where thou did not sow, and gathering from where thou did not scatter.

2 Peter 1:5-11

Now this same thing also, having applied all eagerness, furnish in your faith, virtue, and in virtue, knowledge,

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