Proverbs 6:9
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New International Version
How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?

New Living Translation
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?

English Standard Version
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

New American Standard Bible
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

King James Bible
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep?

International Standard Version
How long will you lie down, lazy man? When will you get up from your sleep?

NET Bible
How long, you sluggard, will you lie there? When will you rise from your sleep?

New Heart English Bible
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long will you lie there, you lazy bum? When will you get up from your sleep?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

New American Standard 1977
How long will you lie down, O sluggard?
            When will you arise from your sleep?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

King James 2000 Bible
How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

American King James Version
How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

American Standard Version
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou rise out of thy sleep?

Darby Bible Translation
How long, sluggard, wilt thou lie down? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

English Revised Version
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Webster's Bible Translation
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

World English Bible
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?
Study Bible
Warnings against Foolishness
8Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. 9How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest "--…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Proverbs 6:8
Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:10
"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest "--

Proverbs 19:15
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:13
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Proverbs 26:14
As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.
Treasury of Scripture

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

how

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 24:33,34 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep…

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. …

when

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

1 Thessalonians 5:2-7 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as …

Verse 9-Vers. 9-11 contain a call to the sluggard to rouse himself from his lethargy, and the warning of the evil consequences if he remains heedless of the reproof. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? It is the same as if it were said, "What infatuation is this which makes you lie and sleep as if you had nothing else to do?" The double question stigmatizes the sluggard's utter indolence, and suggests the picture of his prolonging his stay in bed long after every one else is abroad and about his business. How long (Hebrew, ad-matha; Vulgate, usquequo); literally, till when? When; Hebrew, matha; Vulgate, quando. The came words are used in the same order in introducing a question in Nehemiah 2:6, "For how long will the journey be? and when wilt thou return?" Wilt thou... sleep. The Hebrew tish'kar is literally "wilt thou lie," but the verb easily passes to the secondary meaning of "to sleep." The delineation of the sluggard is again drawn in Proverbs 24:30-34 in almost identical language, but with some additions. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard?.... Or "lie" (q) in bed, indulging in sloth and ease; while the industrious ant is busy in getting in its provisions, even by moonlight, as naturalists (r) observe;

when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? and be about thy lawful calling? doing the duties of religion, and the business of life; providing things honest in the sight of all men; things necessary for thyself and family, and wherewith to do good to others; exercising a conscience void of offence both to God and men. Time should not be slept away, to the neglect of the affairs of life, nor of the concerns of the immortal soul and a future state; men should not be slothful in things temporal or spiritual: whatever may be the proper time to awake and arise out of sleep in a morning, which seems to be according to a man's circumstances, health and business; it is always high time for the sinner to awake out of the sleep of sin, and arise from the dead; and for the drowsy saint to arise out of his lethargy and carnal security.

(q) "jacebis", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Gejerus; "cubabis", Piscator, Cocceius. (r) Aelian. de Animal. l. 4. c. 43. 9, 10. Their conduct graphically described;6:6-11 Diligence in business is every man's wisdom and duty; not so much that he may attain worldly wealth, as that he may not be a burden to others, or a scandal to the church. The ants are more diligent than slothful men. We may learn wisdom from the meanest insects, and be shamed by them. Habits of indolence and indulgence grow upon people. Thus life runs to waste; and poverty, though at first at a distance, gradually draws near, like a traveller; and when it arrives, is like an armed man, too strong to be resisted. All this may be applied to the concerns of our souls. How many love their sleep of sin, and their dreams of worldly happiness! Shall we not seek to awaken such? Shall we not give diligence to secure our own salvation?
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