Proverbs 20:13
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English Standard Version
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

King James Bible
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

American Standard Version
Love not sleep, let thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Love not sleep, lest poverty oppress thee: open thy eyes, and be filled with bread.

English Revised Version
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thy eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:13 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

7 He who in his innocence walketh as one upright,

   Blessed are his children after him!

We may not take the first line as a separate clause with צדּיק, as subject (Van Dyk, Elster) or predicate (Targ.); for, thus rendered, it does not appropriately fall in as parallel to the second line, because containing nothing of promise, and the second line would then strike in at least not so unconnectedly (cf. on the contrary, Proverbs 10:9; Proverbs 14:25). We have before us a substantival clause, of which the first line is the complex subject. But Jerome, the Venet., and Luther erroneously: the just man walking in his innocence; this placing first of the adj. is in opposition to the Hebr. syntax. We must, if the whole is to be interpreted as nom., regard צדיק as permutative: one walking in his innocence, a righteous one. But, without doubt, tsedek is the accus. of the manner; in the manner of one righteous, or in apposition: as one righteous; cf. Job 31:26 with Micah 2:7. Thus Hitzig rightly also refers to these two passages, and Ewald also refers to Proverbs 22:11; Proverbs 24:15. To walk in his innocence as a righteous man, is equivalent to always to do that which is right, without laying claim to any distinction or making any boast on that account; for thereby one only follows the impulse and the direction of his heart, which shows itself and can show itself not otherwise than in unreserved devotion to God and to that which is good. The children after him are not the children after his death (Genesis 24:67); but, according to Deuteronomy 4:40, cf. Job 21:21, those who follow his example, and thus those who come after him; for already in the lifetime of such an one, the benediction begins to have its fulfilment in his children.

Proverbs 20:13 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 6:9-11 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep...

Proverbs 10:4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

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

Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

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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 of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Cross References
Proverbs 6:9
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

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

Proverbs 19:15
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:14
"Bad, bad," says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts.

Proverbs 24:33
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 28:19
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

Proverbs 31:15
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

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