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The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.
King James Bible
The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
American Standard Version
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.
Young's Literal Translation
Sweet is the sleep of the labourer whether he eat little or much; and the sufficiency of the wealthy is not suffering him to sleep.
Ecclesiastes 5:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sleep of a laboring man is sweet - His labor is healthy exercise. He is without possessions, and without cares; his sleep, being undisturbed, is sound and refreshing.
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Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he gives his beloved sleep.
Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you shall not be afraid: yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.
Jeremiah 31:26 On this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet to me.
Ecclesiastes 5:12 Parallel CommentariesAbundance Allow Eat Eaten Eateth Eats Food Full Fulness Laborer Laboring Permits Pleasant Rich Satiety Sleep Stomach Suffer Suffering Sufficiency Surfeit Sweet Wealthy Whether WorkingAbundance Allow Eat Eaten Eateth Eats Food Full Fulness Laborer Laboring Permits Pleasant Rich Satiety Sleep Stomach Suffer Suffering Sufficiency Surfeit Sweet Wealthy Whether WorkingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Psalm 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.