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

  • Jean Robinson
    Proverbs 13 is a very powerful message that we all should take to heart. I want to make my money honestly.
  • 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
  • Merryanne
    I love to read proverbs "
  • MockingBird
    Vanity is a failing of the results designed :diminished is a loss: But when you are laboring with the Lord's help you will increase. Been there ! In the 27 years that I worked : and a lot of the time went through difficult times : God was increasing me more and more !!! It is very rewarding when it is done in the light of the word !!!
  • J
    Man is nothing, and man shall be nothing forever as long as they disregard the tree of life and thats a fact.

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