Proverbs 19:15
New International Version
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.

New Living Translation
Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.

English Standard Version
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.

Berean Study Bible
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and an idle soul will suffer hunger.

King James Bible
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

New King James Version
Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.

New American Standard Bible
Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And a lazy person will suffer hunger.

NASB 1995
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.

NASB 1977
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.

Amplified Bible
Laziness casts one into a deep sleep [unmindful of lost opportunity], And the idle person will suffer hunger.

Christian Standard Bible
Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.

American Standard Version
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Slumber gives sleep and the proud soul will suffer hunger.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Cowardice possesses the effeminate man; and the soul of the sluggard shall hunger.

Contemporary English Version
If you are lazy and sleep your time away, you will starve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

English Revised Version
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Good News Translation
Go ahead and be lazy; sleep on, but you will go hungry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Laziness throws one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.

International Standard Version
Laziness puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Literal Standard Version
Sloth causes deep sleep to fall, "" And an indolent soul hungers.

NET Bible
Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.

New Heart English Bible
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.

World English Bible
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Young's Literal Translation
Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Man of Integrity
14Houses and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15Laziness brings on deep sleep, and an idle soul will suffer hunger. 16He who keeps a commandment preserves his soul, but he who is careless in his ways will die.…

Cross References
Proverbs 6:9
How long will you lie there, O slacker? When will you get up from your sleep?

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

Proverbs 20:13
Do not love sleep, or you will grow poor; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of food.

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

Proverbs 31:27
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.


Treasury of Scripture

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

casteth

Proverbs 19:24
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 6:9,10
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? …

Proverbs 20:13
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

and

Proverbs 10:4,5
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich…

Proverbs 20:13
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 23:21
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.









(15) Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep.--Or rather, makes it fall upon a man, as upon Adam (Genesis 2:21).

Verse 15. - Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; "causes deep sleep to fall upon a man" (comp. Proverbs 6:9; Proverbs 13:4). The word for "sleep" (תַרדֵמָה, tardemah) is that used for the supernatural sleep of Adam when Eve was formed (Genesis 2:21), and implies pro. found insensibility. Aquila and Symmachus render it, ἔκστασιν, "trance." Slothfulness enervates a man, renders him as useless for labour as if he were actually asleep in his bed; it also enfeebles the mind, corrupts the higher faculties, converts a rational being into a witless animal. Otium est vivi hominis sepultura, "Idleness is a living man's tomb." An idle soul shall suffer hunger. We have many gnomes to this effect (see Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 12:24; Proverbs 20:13; Proverbs 23:21). The LXX. has introduced something of this verse at Proverbs 18:8, and here render, Δειλία κατέχει ἀνδρόγυνον, "Cowardice holdeth fast the effeminate, and the soul of the idle shall hunger." "Sloth," as the proverb says, "is the mother of poverty."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Laziness
עַ֭צְלָה (‘aṣ·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6103: Sluggishness

brings on
תַּפִּ֣יל (tap·pîl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

deep sleep,
תַּרְדֵּמָ֑ה (tar·dê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8639: A lethargy, trance

and an idle
רְמִיָּ֣ה (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7423: Remissness, treachery

soul
וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ (wə·ne·p̄eš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

will suffer hunger.
תִרְעָֽב׃ (ṯir·‘āḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7456: To be hungry


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