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 hast made my days as handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate 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.
Ecclesiastes 4:8
There is one that is alone, and he hath not a second; yea, he hath neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with riches. For whom then,'saith he , do I labor, and deprive my soul of good? This also is vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

Rise up

Proverbs 31:15
She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.

For so he

Psalm 3:5
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for Jehovah sustaineth me.
Psalm 4:8
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; For thou, Jehovah, alone makest me dwell in safety.
Ecclesiastes 5:12
The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Jeremiah 31:26
Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
Ezekiel 34:25
And I will make with them a covenant of peace, 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
Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto God for him.

General references

Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them: and God said unto 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 moveth upon the earth.
Ecclesiastes 5:12
The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Jeremiah 31:26
Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.