Proverbs 13:4
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New International Version
A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

New Living Translation
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.

English Standard Version
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

New American Standard Bible
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

King James Bible
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.

International Standard Version
The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.

NET Bible
The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.

New Heart English Bible
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man that does not work always falls into lusts and the soul of the strong will grow fat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lazy person craves food and there is none, but the appetite of hard-working people is satisfied.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be abundantly gratified.

New American Standard 1977
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
            But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

King James 2000 Bible
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

American King James Version
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

American Standard Version
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sluggard willeth and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat.

Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

English Revised Version
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Webster's Bible Translation
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

World English Bible
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Young's Literal Translation
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1 There is great hope of those that reverence their parents. There is little hope of any who will not hear those that deal faithfully with them. 2. By our words we must be justified or condemned, Mt 12:37. 3. He that thinks before he speaks, that suppresses evil if he have thought it, keeps his soul from a great deal both of guilt and grief. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. 4. The slothful desire the gains the diligent get, but hate the pains the diligent take; therefore they have nothing. This is especially true as to the soul. 5. Where sin reigns, the man is loathsome. If his conscience were awake, he would abhor himself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Study Bible
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
3The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. 5A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

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

Proverbs 12:27
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

Proverbs 13:3
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 13:5
A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.

Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Proverbs 21:25
The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;
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