Proverbs 24:33

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 24:33

Yet a little sleepe, a little slumber, a little folding of the handes to sleepe:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest,"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Yet' a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep;
- American Standard Version (1901)

A little sleep, a little rest, a little folding of the hands in sleep:
- Basic English Bible

-- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!
- Darby Bible

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
- Webster's Bible

a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep;
- World English Bible

A little sleep -- a little slumber -- A little folding of the hands to lie down.
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep'--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 24:33

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 24:33

24:32 Received - I learned wisdom by his folly.

Discussion for Proverbs 24:33

  • Gicheru Geoffrey M on Proverbs 24:33
    Proverbs 24:27;says you prepare your field and make it for yourself then afterwards build your house,many people don't do that first they start building their house without proper and sufficient tools;here I mean marriage life in general,before you get into it first of all make your field ready unless it is then bring your wife and later children as much as you can lead properly with enough and adequate food,education,care,health wise and good spiritual upbringing that they will benefit from and help themselves this definitely refers to man as the head of the household;if the man fails here there is trouble because you find that without proper foundations we get poor children spiritually;wisdom wise and education wise;let all strive to make it good for the field before building your house and God Jehovah will help us if ask from Him,we seek from Him and knock the door God is ready to help us out if only we believe in him only without wavering faith He can yes He can,praise the lord Jesus Christ our/my saviour.
  • Danielle on Proverbs 24:33
    Is it possible to find the version of KJV 1611 without any instance of the letter 'j'. I found 29 instances in this version in the Old Testament only. Not many, thankfully, but I am just looking for the most correct English translation before the letter 'j' was introduced into our vocabulary. Thanks
  • KWAW on Proverbs 24:33
    the bible says in proverbs chapter 24:33 "Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man"

    but according to studies, it is essential for man to have at least 8 hours of sleep, to help the brain function properly coupled with other benefits derived from having a good 8 hours of sleep.

    i am a student, and also very passionate about my ambitions of becoming a successful business mogul. so therefore which advise do i heed to.

    if i keep up learning and researching and avoid sleep....maximum 2-3hours of sleep only out of 24 hours...would that be helpful?
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    KWAW, have you tried sleeping 2-3 hours only over an extended period of time? If you have had to do it to maintain your regimen of studies & research, you will soon find that your waking hours are not going to be very good. You will get very sleepy, lose concentration, maybe get irritable, become unhealthy, etc. Adequate sleep is a must & should be seen as a far greater need than even achieving success. Sleep is important to help your body & mind recover, heal & stay in focus during your waking hours.

    My suggestion is that you choose the time of day that suits you best to do your research & writing of papers (sometimes it is better in the early hours of the morning when the mind & body are fresh). If so, then go to bed earlier (7:30 or 8 pm) so that you can get adequate sleep before starting early the next day. And in a short time, your body will adjust to the new time schedule. But please don't neglect your rest time; and don't neglect your time in prayer & God's Word which are able to refresh your spirit & guide you through your day.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    Deep sleep is when the body repairs the Immune system, and other body breakdowns.

    Turn off your media when you're not watching it. It's actually a conduit for evil.

    Believe it or not, Isaiah heard computers. Isaiah 8:18-22.

    Note: familiar spirits (demons), follow families. They can hang around at an old house and "haunt" it, till a relative of the family shows up. Christians can make them leave by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

    I turn my media off unless there is a particular program I want to watch. I don't watch 95% of it. I read proverbs to my grandson. He prays over all our meals. He's 7 and toothless LoL
  • Amanda - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33

    Yes definitely important to get your sleep.

    Did you think for a minute that this might be a spiritual condition of a soul?.... Too much slumber, too much sleep...leads to walls broken down (fences) and fields full of thorns (thoughts).

    So yes get your sleep, but dont neglect your spiritual life.

    God is good!!
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    Hello, good question. It's necessary for us to get adequate sleep in order to function. Jesus slept- even slept on a boat during a storm, so he was probably pretty tired. So, I think getting 8 hours sleep is normal and good. Perhaps slothful means something more severe, like someone sleeping all day. 15-20 hours and doing nothing and accomplishing nothing. I suspect that is closer to what a sloth means. The sloth animal sleeps 15-18 hours a day.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    Hello Adam,

    Yes indeed, sleep is good. I think I might fit that description of the sloth, as I do enjoy my sleep. I mainly wanted to respond to the first thing you posted to tell you that I owe you an apology. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I overstepped my boundaries and I do realize my fault. You owe me nothing. All I ask is that you accept my apology and forgive me for be offensive toward you. It is never my intent to offend a brother or sister in Christ, but I have failed. Again, please accept my apology.
  • Adam - in Reply on Proverbs 24:33
    Hello Jesse, that's nice of you to say that. I forgive you for whatever that entailed. I read and respond to a lot of comments sometimes and don't remember the specifics, but don't wish to remember either. Thank you and take care.


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