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Proverbs 20:13

    Proverbs 20:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Love not sleep, let thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough.

    Webster's Revision

    Love not sleep, let thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

    World English Bible

    Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:13

    Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty - Sleep, indescribable in its nature, is an indescribable blessing; but how often is it turned into a curse! It is like food; a certain measure of it restores and invigorates exhausted nature; more than that oppresses and destroys life. A lover of sleep is a paltry, insignificant character.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:13

    Open thine eyes - Be vigilant and active. That is the secret of prosperity.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 20:13

    20:13 Open - Shake off sloth and betake thyself to thy employment with diligence and vigour.