Ecclesiastes 5 :12

Ecclesiastes 5 :12 Translations

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.

King James Version (KJV)

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 eateth little or much: but the abundance 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.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 5 :12

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' Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5 :12

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