New American Standard Bible
Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.
King James Bible
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Darby Bible Translation
So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.
World English Bible
so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.
Young's Literal Translation
And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The similitude is drawn from the two sources of Eastern terror: the "traveler," i. e., "the thief in the night," coming suddenly to plunder; the "armed man," literally "the man of the shield," the armed robber. The habit of indolence is more fatally destructive than these marauders.
LibraryThe Talking Book
In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man.
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