Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Rise up

Bible References

Vain

Psalm 39:5
Behold, thou have made my days [as] handbreadths, and my life-time is as nothing before thee. Surely every man at his best condition is altogether vanity. Selah.
Ecclesiastes 1:14
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:1
I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure. And, behold, this also was vanity.

Rise up

Proverbs 31:15
She also rises while it is yet night, and gives food to her household, and their task to her maidens.

For so he

Psalm 3:5
I laid down and slept. I awoke, for LORD sustains me.
Psalm 4:8
In peace I will both lay down and sleep, for thou, LORD, alone make me dwell in safety.
Ecclesiastes 5:12
The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the fullness of the rich will not allow him to sleep.
Jeremiah 31:26
Upon this I awoke, and beheld, and my sleep was sweet to me.
Ezekiel 34:25
And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, and they shall dwell securely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
Acts 12:5
Indeed therefore Peter was kept in the prison, but fervent prayer was being made by the church to God for him.

General references

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upo
Ecclesiastes 5:12
The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the fullness of the rich will not allow him to sleep.
Jeremiah 31:26
Upon this I awoke, and beheld, and my sleep was sweet to me.