Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have 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.

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 a man's honour to keep himself from strife; but they that have pleasure in brawling, are fools every one. 4 A slothful body will not go to plow, for cold of the winter; therefore shall he go a begging in Summer and have nothing. 5 Wise counsel in the heart of man is like a water in the deep of the earth; but he that hath understanding bringeth it forth.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 10:4

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

Proverbs 19:24

A slothful body shutteth his hand into his bosom; so that he cannot put it to his mouth.

Proverbs 6:10-11

Yea, sleep on still a little, slumber a little, fold thy hands together yet a little, that thou mayest sleep:

Proverbs 13:4

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

Proverbs 24:34

so shall poverty come unto thee as one that travaileth by the way, and necessity like a weaponed man.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The slothful sayeth, "There is a leopard in the way, and a lion in the midst of the streets."

Matthew 25:3-10

The foolish took their lamps, but took none oil with them.

Matthew 25:24-28

Then he which had received the one talent came also, and said, 'Master, I considered that thou wast a hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not,

2 Peter 1:5-11

And hereunto, give all diligence: In your faith, minister virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;

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