Proverbs 22:13

“The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 22:13

The slothfull man sayth, There is a lyon without, I shall be slaine in the streetes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 22:13

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:13


22:12 Preserve - God by the watchful eye of his providence maintains and defends. Knowledge - Men of knowledge, knowing and good men. The matters - All his hopes, enterprizes, and concerns.

22:14 The mouth - Her fair and flattering speeches.

22:15 Bound - Is fixed and settled there, as being born with him, and rooted in his very nature.


Discussion for Proverbs 22:13

  • Darrell on Proverbs 22:13
    A lazy person will come up with all kinds of exsuses not to work
  • Vernon on Proverbs 22:13
    Proverbs 22:13 mentions the word "lion" You have to translate the proverb into modern day terminology. Instead of saying "If I go out in the streets, I might run into a lion", you might use "running into some bad person" or "running into your ex if you go to this place" or in the 1800's when settlers went west, "running into thieves or banditry and hostile indians". These are just examples.


 

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