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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • 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
  • Jim Mc Govern for verse 12
    hope deferred is Christ absent, but believers consoled by the sent Comforter Holy Ghost during this interval, Christ now in heaven soon to translate all believers from time's origin creation to the present church, Christ the tree of life man's desire Johann Sebastian Bach a devout christian Lutheran believer's most famous cantata JESU JOY OF MAN's DESIRE
  • Whatsoever you say you can have, therefore wise and positive discourse or declaration is profitable for a man's soul.
  • Terry Littlejohn
    I haven 't been reading my bible so I chose to start back.why because I know I need GOD.I read proverbs chapter 13 in got the insight I needed.Thank GOD
  • Blessed
    Instruction from GOD is a gift. THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES ALL THINGS OF GOD. THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM IS THE FEAR OF THE LORD.

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