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

  • Jean Robinson
    Proverbs 13 is a very powerful message that we all should take to heart. I want to make my money honestly.
  • Dr Caleb
    So how are we to receive this wealth laid up for us, as Proverbs 13:22 says
  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that Jehovah God wants us to not only have the desire to do more, but to take the actual steps to achieve our goals.
  • J
    "And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matthew 25:30
  • J
    So while a couple thousand probably came by here and saw a verse speaking obviously about what it is protecting, you are posting up storms volcanoes birds beavers rainbows all sorts of lovely pictures... ashamed of the tree Jesus Christ your saviour wore for your sins... That right there is leading the mass astray for what?? VANITY the fear of men.
  • Merryanne
    I love to read proverbs "

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