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Proverbs 6:11

    Proverbs 6:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So shall your poverty come as one that travels, and your want as an armed man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then loss will come on you like an outlaw, and your need like an armed man

    Webster's Revision

    So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.

    World English Bible

    so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So shall thy poverty come as a robber, and thy want as an armed man.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 6:11

    So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth - That is, with slow, but surely approaching steps.

    Thy want as an armed man - That is, with irresistible fury; and thou art not prepared to oppose it. The Vulgate, Septuagint, and Arabic add the following clause to this verse: -

    "But if thou wilt be diligent, thy harvest shall be as a fountain; and poverty shall flee far away from thee."

    It is also thus in the Old MS. Bible: If forsothe unslow thou shul ben; shul comen as a welle thi rip; and nede fer shal fleen fro thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 6:11

    The similitude is drawn from the two sources of Eastern terror: the "traveler," i. e., "the thief in the night," coming suddenly to plunder; the "armed man," literally "the man of the shield," the armed robber. The habit of indolence is more fatally destructive than these marauders.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 6:11

    6:11 Travelleth - Swiftly and unexpectedly. Armed man - Irresistibly.