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.

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

New King James Version
Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread.

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

NASB 1995
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

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

Amplified Bible
Do not love [excessive] sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes [so that you can do your work] and you will 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Do not love sleep, lest you become poor, Open your eyes—be satisfied [with] bread.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 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 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.









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

you will grow poor;
תִּוָּרֵ֑שׁ (tiw·wā·rêš)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 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 6491: To open, to be observant

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

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

of food.
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain


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