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Ecclesiastes 5:12

    Ecclesiastes 5:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sleep of a working man is sweet, if he has little food or much; but to him who is full, sleep will not come.

    Webster's Revision

    The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

    World English Bible

    The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:12

    The sleep of a laboring man is sweet - His labor is healthy exercise. He is without possessions, and without cares; his sleep, being undisturbed, is sound and refreshing.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:12

    Labouring man - Not a slave (Septuagint), but everyone who, according to the divine direction, earns his bread in the sweat of his brow.