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

  • Olatokunbo, Christopher Olufemi
    The Word is for those who are spiritually alive. Those who are not alive spiritually are not likely to tune to The Word,except if they receive the grace.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 13:3 he that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction PROVERBS 6:23 for the commandment is a lamp and --- the law is light --- and reproofs of instruction are --- the way of life ---
  • BSP
    We become like those that we choose to have ongoing association with. This will always be the case so it is wise to make sure that we guard our association with our life.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 5:5 THE FOOLISH SHALL NOT STAND IN THY SIGHT THOU HATEST --- ALL WORKERS --- OF INIQUITY PROVERBS 26:12 SEEST THOU A MAN WISE IN HIS OWN CONCEIT THERE IS MORE HOPE OF A FOOL THAN OF HIM GALATIANS 3:1 O FOOLISH GALATIANS WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU THAT YOU SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH BEFORE WHOSE EYES JESUS CHRIST HATH BEEN EVIDENTLY SET FORTH CRUCIFIED AMONG YOU PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL 1 PETER 2:15 FOR SO IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WITH WELL DOING YOU MAY PUT TO SILENCE THE IGNORANCE OF FOOLISH MEN GALATIANS 6:9 AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP --- IF --- WE FAINT NOT
  • Dan the Man
    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

    Great verse on having dreams, aspirations, goals, and other such things. ACTION! ACTION PRODUCES DESIRE! ACTION PERSUADES THE HEART! I'm shooting for a beautiful and healthy neuroplastic forest. Trees are so cool. Rainbow Eucalyptus, Larch, White Birch, Myrtle are some of my favorites.
  • Thomas Edward Hale
    Proverbs 13:13 and all the people shall say Amen Psalm 115 and when victory is not in sight fight onward Christian soldiers

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