Proverbs 10:5
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New International Version
He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

New Living Translation
A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.

English Standard Version
He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

New American Standard Bible
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.

King James Bible
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

International Standard Version
Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

NET Bible
The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but the one who sleeps during the harvest is a son who brings shame to himself.

New Heart English Bible
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that works in summer is an intelligent son, and he who sleeps in harvest is a son that brings shame.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever gathers in the summer is a wise son. Whoever sleeps at harvest time brings shame.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wise son gathereth in summer; But a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in harvest.

New American Standard 1977
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
            But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that gathers in summer is a wise son, but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

King James 2000 Bible
He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

American King James Version
He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

American Standard Version
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that gathered in the harvest is a wise son: but he that snorteth in the summer, is the son of confusion.

Darby Bible Translation
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

English Revised Version
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

World English Bible
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is gathering in summer is a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest is a son causing shame.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. 6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:8
Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.

Proverbs 10:4
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 10:6
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Treasury of Scripture

He that gathers in summer is a wise son: but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

gathereth

Proverbs 6:6,8 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise…

Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

a son

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed …

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and …

Proverbs 19:26 He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that …

Verse 5. - He that gathereth the harvest into the barn at the right season. The idea of husbandry is continued from the preceding verse. Son is here equivalent to "man," the maxim being addressed to the young. That sleepeth; literally, that snoreth; Vulgate, qui stertit (Judges 4:21). A son that causeth shame. The phrase is found in Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 19:26; Proverbs 29:15. The Septuagint has, "The son of understanding is saved from the heat; but the sinful son is blasted by the wind in harvest." He that gathereth in summer is a wise son,.... Which is the time of gathering the fruits of the earth, and laying them up against winter, as the ant is said to do, Proverbs 6:8;

but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame; to himself, and to his parents and relations. The sum of the proverb is, that, in the time of health and youth, persons should be active and industrious in their several callings and stations, and provide against a time of sickness and old age; and that they should lose no opportunities, neither in a natural nor spiritual way, of doing or receiving good. 5. son—as Pr 1:8, 10, and often.

sleepeth—in indolence, and not for rest.

causeth shame—literally, "is base" (compare Pr 14:35; 17:2).10:1 The comfort of parents much depends on their children; and this suggests to both, motives to their duties. 2,3. Though the righteous may be poor, the Lord will not suffer him to want what is needful for spiritual life. 4. Those who are fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, are likely to be rich in faith, and rich in good works. 5. Here is just blame of those who trifle away opportunities, both for here and for hereafter. 6. Abundance of blessings shall abide on good men; real blessings.
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