Proverbs 13:4

“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The soule of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soule of the diligent shall be made fat.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The soul of the sluggard craves and {gets} nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.
- Basic English Bible

A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
- Darby Bible

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
- Webster's Bible

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
- World English Bible

The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be abundantly gratified.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • BSP
    Waiting for something to happen can make the heart sick as verse 12 shows but once that hope is realized it can bring great joy to one's life.
  • Stephanie estrada
    Love god bless you all
  • Tilda
    Amen choice of friends is important i pray God helps me not to play with angry,scornfull and back stabber,my friend and best friend is Jesus remember the word says darkness and light cannot meet therefore as we are in the light of Christ let us continue in His life
  • Gennie
    When the Word of God say shall that is what it's going to be weather shall is good or bad that what it is going to be. If God word say you shall live then you will live if his word say you shall die then you would die
  • Peter
    The bible says in the book of James1:5 that if any of you lack wisdom let him ask from God...which simply means for you to have wise people as your companion you must ask from God and another fact as regard the bible verse is that...."THE CALIBER OF PERSONEL THAT SURROUNDS YOU DETERMINE THE SPEED TO YOUR SUCCESS.
  • Nathan
    I love words of wisdom

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