Proverbs 6:9
New International Version
How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?

New Living Translation
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?

English Standard Version
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

Berean Study Bible
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?

New American Standard Bible
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

King James Bible
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Christian Standard Bible
How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep?

Contemporary English Version
How long will you lie there doing nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping?

Good News Translation
How long is the lazy man going to lie around? When is he ever going to get up?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep?

International Standard Version
How long will you lie down, lazy man? When will you get up from your sleep?

NET Bible
How long, you sluggard, will you lie there? When will you rise from your sleep?

New Heart English Bible
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long will you lie there, you lazy bum? When will you get up from your sleep?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

New American Standard 1977
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

King James 2000 Bible
How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

American King James Version
How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

American Standard Version
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long wilt thou lie, O sluggard? and when wilt thou awake out of sleep?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou rise out of thy sleep?

Darby Bible Translation
How long, sluggard, wilt thou lie down? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

English Revised Version
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Webster's Bible Translation
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

World English Bible
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?
Study Bible
Warnings Against Foolishness
8it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food at harvest. 9How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? 10A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Walk in the manner of the ant, O sluggard; observe its ways and be wise:

Proverbs 6:8
it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food at harvest.

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

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

Treasury of Scripture

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

how

Proverbs 1:22
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 24:33,34
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: …

Jeremiah 4:14
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

when

Psalm 94:8
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

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.







Lexicon
How
מָתַ֖י (mā·ṯay)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4970: Extent, when

long
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

will you lie there,
תִּשְׁכָּ֑ב (tiš·kāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

O sluggard?
עָצֵ֥ל ׀ (‘ā·ṣêl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6102: Sluggish, lazy

When
מָ֝תַ֗י (mā·ṯay)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4970: Extent, when

will you get up
תָּק֥וּם (tā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

from your sleep?
מִשְּׁנָתֶֽךָ׃ (miš·šə·nā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8142: Sleep
Verse 9-Vers. 9-11 contain a call to the sluggard to rouse himself from his lethargy, and the warning of the evil consequences if he remains heedless of the reproof. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? It is the same as if it were said, "What infatuation is this which makes you lie and sleep as if you had nothing else to do?" The double question stigmatizes the sluggard's utter indolence, and suggests the picture of his prolonging his stay in bed long after every one else is abroad and about his business. How long (Hebrew, ad-matha; Vulgate, usquequo); literally, till when? When; Hebrew, matha; Vulgate, quando. The came words are used in the same order in introducing a question in Nehemiah 2:6, "For how long will the journey be? and when wilt thou return?" Wilt thou... sleep. The Hebrew tish'kar is literally "wilt thou lie," but the verb easily passes to the secondary meaning of "to sleep." The delineation of the sluggard is again drawn in Proverbs 24:30-34 in almost identical language, but with some additions. 6:6-11 Diligence in business is every man's wisdom and duty; not so much that he may attain worldly wealth, as that he may not be a burden to others, or a scandal to the church. The ants are more diligent than slothful men. We may learn wisdom from the meanest insects, and be shamed by them. Habits of indolence and indulgence grow upon people. Thus life runs to waste; and poverty, though at first at a distance, gradually draws near, like a traveller; and when it arrives, is like an armed man, too strong to be resisted. All this may be applied to the concerns of our souls. How many love their sleep of sin, and their dreams of worldly happiness! Shall we not seek to awaken such? Shall we not give diligence to secure our own salvation?
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