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Proverbs 20:4

Those too lazy to plow in the right season

will have no food at the harvest.

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Proverbs 20:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Sluggards do not plow in season;

so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;

he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold;

Therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The lazy man will not plow because of winter;

He will beg during harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Lazy farmers don’t plow when they should;

they expect a harvest, but there is none.

Proverbs 20:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter;

Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A lazy person does not plow in the fall.

He looks for something in the harvest but finds nothing. 

Proverbs 20:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The slacker does not plow during planting season;

at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The lazy person does not plow in season;

harvest comes, and there is nothing to be found.

Proverbs 20:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The lazy person will not plow in season;

he will expect at the harvest, but there will be nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Anyone who refuses to work doesn’t plow in the right season.

When he looks for a crop at harvest time, he doesn’t find it.

Proverbs 20:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,

So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.