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Proverbs 13:4

    Proverbs 13:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.

    Webster's Revision

    The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

    World English Bible

    The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:4

    The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing - We often hear many religious people expressing a desire to have more of the Divine life, and yet never get forward in it. How is this? The reason is, they desire, but do not stir themselves up to lay hold upon the Lord. They are always learning, but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. They seek to enter in at the strait gate, but are not able, because they do not strive.