Proverbs 20:4
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New International Version
Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

New Living Translation
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.

English Standard Version
The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

New American Standard Bible
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

King James Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.

International Standard Version
A lazy person doesn't plow in the proper season; he looks for a harvest, but there is nothing.

NET Bible
The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A lazy man is reproached and does not keep silent; he begs in harvest and there is no water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lazy person does not plow in the fall. He looks for something in the harvest but finds nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sluggard will not plow when winter setteth in; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

New American Standard 1977
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,
            So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.

King James 2000 Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

American King James Version
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

American Standard Version
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because of the cold the sluggard would not plough: he shall beg therefore in the summer, and it shall not be given him.

Darby Bible Translation
The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

English Revised Version
The slothful will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

World English Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:1 It seems hard to believe that men of the greatest abilities, as well as the ignorant, should render themselves fools and madmen, merely for the taste or excitement produced by strong liquors. 2. How formidable kings are to those who provoke them! how much more foolish then is it to provoke the King of kings! 3. To engage in quarrels is the greatest folly that can be. Yield, and even give up just demands, for peace' sake. 4. He who labours and endures hardship in his seed-time for eternity, will be properly diligent as to his earthly business.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
3Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel. 4The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing. 5A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 20:5
A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

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

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Proverbs 6:10,11 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep…

Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 24:34 So shall your poverty come as one that travels; and your want as an armed man.

Matthew 25:3-10,24-28 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them…

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