Proverbs 4:16

“For they sleepe not except they haue done mischiefe: and their sleepe is taken away vnlesse they cause some to fall.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause [some] to fall.
- King James Version

For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make {someone} stumble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they take no rest till they have done evil; their sleep is taken away if they have not been the cause of someone's fall.
- Basic English Bible

For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused [some] to fall.
- Darby Bible

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
- Webster's Bible

For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.
- World English Bible

For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not [some] to stumble.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For they sleep not, except they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:16


4:16 For - They cannot sleep with quietness.


Discussion for Proverbs 4

  • Sharon
    proverb 4 :23 is very perfect word from god
  • Nthabiseng Madidimala
    I love proverbs 4
  • Roland
    FRO'WARD, a. L. versus: turned or looking from. Perverse, that is, turning from, with aversion or reluctance not willing to yield or comply with what is required unyielding ungovernable refractory disobedient peevish as a froward child We must understand this Fro'ward there is so much of this going around today.
  • Geraldine cole
    First thing we must do when we study the word of Jesus ie pray for understanding. Before that we must believe a nd become a child of Jesus read Act chapter 2 and do what it said Keep in mind Jesus Love all of us so much he gave his life just for u
  • Robert
    This verse is so true
  • BSP
    Verse 21~We want to keep Jehovah God's words deep within our heart so that we can make wise decisions and be pleasing to him.

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