Proverbs 22:13

“The slothfull man sayth, There is a lyon without, I shall be slaine in the streetes.”

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Other Translations

The slothful [man] saith, [There is] a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
- King James Version

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The hater of work says, There is a lion outside: I will be put to death in the streets.
- Basic English Bible

The sluggard saith, There is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets!
- Darby Bible

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
- Webster's Bible

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"
- World English Bible

The slothful hath said, `A lion [is] without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

The sluggard saith: 'There is a lion without; I shall be slain in the streets.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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