Proverbs 20:13
New International Version
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.

New Living Translation
If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!

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

Berean Study Bible
Do not love sleep, or you will grow poor; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of food.

New American Standard Bible
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Don't love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you'll have enough to eat.

Contemporary English Version
If you sleep all the time, you will starve; if you get up and work, you will have enough food.

Good News Translation
If you spend your time sleeping, you will be poor. Keep busy and you will have plenty to eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you'll have enough to eat."

International Standard Version
Do not love sleep or you'll become poor, keep your eyes open and you'll have plenty of food.

NET Bible
Do not love sleep, lest you become impoverished; open your eyes so that you might be satisfied with food.

New Heart English Bible
Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not love sleep, lest you become poor, but open your eyes and be satisfied with bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not love sleep or you will end up poor. Keep your eyes open, and you will have plenty to eat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, and thou shalt have bread in plenty.

New American Standard 1977
Do not love sleep, lest you become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not love sleep lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

King James 2000 Bible
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

American King James Version
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Love not to speak ill, lest thou be cut off: open thine eyes, and be filled with bread.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied 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.

World English Bible
Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Young's Literal Translation
Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied with bread.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
12Ears that hear and eyes that see—the LORD has made them both. 13Do not love sleep, or you will grow poor; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of food. 14“Worthless, worthless!” says the buyer, but on the way out, he gloats.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:9
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? 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 19:15
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and an idle soul will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:14
"Worthless, worthless!" says the buyer, but on the way out, he gloats.

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

Proverbs 28:19
The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

Proverbs 31:15
She rises while it is still night to provide food for her household and portions for her maidservants.

Treasury of Scripture

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

love

Proverbs 6:9-11
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? …

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

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

open

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.







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

love
תֶּֽאֱהַ֣ב (te·’ĕ·haḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

sleep,
שֵׁ֭נָה (nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8142: Sleep

or
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 6435: Removal, lest

you will grow poor;
תִּוָּרֵ֑שׁ (tiw·wā·rêš)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

open
פְּקַ֖ח (pə·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6491: To open, to be observant

your eyes,
עֵינֶ֣יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

[and] you will have plenty
שְֽׂבַֽע־ (śə·ḇa‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

of food.
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain
(13) Open thine eyes.--Be up and stirring.

Verse 13. - Love not sleep lest thou come to poverty (see Proverbs 6:9, etc.). The fate of the sluggard is handled again in Proverbs 23:21, as often before; e.g. Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 19:15. The LXX., taking שֵׁנָה (shenah), "sleep," as perhaps connected with the verb שְׁנָה (shanah), translate, "Love not to rail, that thou be not exalted (ἵνα μὴ ἐξαρωῇς)," i.e. probably, "Do not calumniate others in order to raise yourself;" others translate, "lest thou be cut off." Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satired with bread. These words seem to connect this clause with ver. 12. God gives the faculty, but man must make due use thereof. The gnomist urges, "Do not slumber at your post, or sit downwardly waiting; but be up and doing, be wakeful and diligent, and then you shall prosper." 20:7. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. 8. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. 9. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. 10. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. 11. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. 12. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. 13. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. 14. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. 15. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. 16. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. 17. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. 18. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. 19. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. 20. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. 21. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. 22. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee.
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