Proverbs 26:14
New International Version
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.

New Living Translation
As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed.

English Standard Version
As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.

Berean Study Bible
As a door turns on its hinges, so the slacker turns on his bed.

King James Bible
As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

New King James Version
As a door turns on its hinges, So does the lazy man on his bed.

New American Standard Bible
As the door turns on its hinges, So does a lazy one on his bed.

NASB 1995
As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.

NASB 1977
As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.

Amplified Bible
As the door turns on its hinges, So does the lazy person on his bed [never getting out of it].

Christian Standard Bible
A door turns on its hinges, and a slacker, on his bed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A door turns on its hinges, and a slacker, on his bed.

American Standard Version
As the door turneth upon its hinges, So doth the sluggard upon his bed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a door that swings around on its hinges, so the lazy man turns on his bed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As a door turns on the hinge, so does a sluggard on his bed.

Contemporary English Version
A door turns on its hinges, but a lazy person just turns over in bed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

English Revised Version
As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the sluggard upon his bed.

Good News Translation
Lazy people turn over in bed. They get no farther than a door swinging on its hinges.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[As] a door turns on its hinges, so the lazy person turns on his bed.

International Standard Version
The door turns on its hinges— as does the lazy person on his bed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The door is turning upon its hinges, And the sluggard is still upon his bed.

Literal Standard Version
The door turns around on its hinge, "" And the slothful on his bed.

NET Bible
Like a door that turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.

New Heart English Bible
As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.

World English Bible
As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.

Young's Literal Translation
The door turneth round on its hinge, And the slothful on his bed.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Similitudes and Instructions
13The slacker says, “A lion is in the road! A fierce lion roams the public square!” 14As a door turns on its hinges, so the slacker turns on his bed. 15The slacker buries his hand in the dish; it wearies him to bring it back to his mouth.…

Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Walk in the manner of the ant, O slacker; observe its ways and become wise.

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


Treasury of Scripture

As the door turns on his hinges, so does the slothful on his bed.

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

Proverbs 12:24,27
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute…

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









Verse 14. - As the door turneth upon its hinges. The door moves on its hinges and makes no progress beyond its own confined sphere of motion; so the slothful man turns himself on his bed from side to side, but never leaves it to do his. work. Other analogies have been found in this proverb. Thus: The door opens to let the diligent go forth to his daily business, while the sluggard is rolling upon his bed; the door creaks when it is moved, so the lazy man groans when he is aroused; the door now is opened, now is shut, so the sluggard at one time intends to rise, and then falls back in his bed, and returns to his sleep (comp. Proverbs 6:9, 10; Proverbs 24:33).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[As] a door
הַ֭דֶּלֶת (had·de·leṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

turns
תִּסּ֣וֹב (tis·sō·wḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

its hinges,
צִירָ֑הּ (ṣî·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6735: A hinge, a throe, a herald, erranddoer

so the sluggard
וְ֝עָצֵ֗ל (wə·‘ā·ṣêl)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6102: Sluggish, lazy

[turns] on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his bed.
מִטָּתֽוֹ׃ (miṭ·ṭā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4296: A bed, for, sleeping, eating, a sofa, litter, bier


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