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Proverbs 13:4

4 dThe soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;

But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

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Proverbs 13:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,

but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

Proverbs 13:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing:

But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 13:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Lazy people want much but get little,

but those who work hard will prosper.

Proverbs 13:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

The lazy will not get what they want,

but those who work hard will.

Proverbs 13:4 — American Standard Version (ASV)

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing;

But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 13:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

A sluggard’s soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 13:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A lazy person craves food and there is none, 

but the appetite of hard-working people is satisfied. 

Proverbs 13:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The slacker craves, yet has nothing,

but the diligent is fully satisfied.

Proverbs 13:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The appetite of the lazy craves, and gets nothing,

while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing,

but the person of diligence is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

People who refuse to work want things and get nothing.

But the longings of people who work hard are completely satisfied.

Proverbs 13:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

But the soul of the diligent is made fat.


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