Ecclesiastes 5:12 {11}
Good News Translation
Workers may or may not have enough to eat, but at least they can get a good night's sleep. The rich, however, have so much that they stay awake worrying.

Contemporary English Version
If you have to work hard for a living, you can rest well at night, even if you don't have much to eat. But if you are rich, you can't even sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sleep is sweet to a labouring man, whether he eat little or much: but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

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Sleep is sweet to a labouring man, whether he eat little or much: but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

Psalm 4:8 In peace in the self same I will sleep, and I will rest: [10] For thou, O Lord, singularly hast settled me in hope.

Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,

Proverbs 3:24 Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee.

Jeremiah 31:26 Upon this I was as it were awaked out of a sleep, and I saw, and my sleep was sweet to me.

Context
The Futility of Wealth
11Where there are great riches, there are also many to eat them. And what doth it profit the owner, but that he seeth the riches with his eyes? 12Sleep is sweet to a labouring man, whether he eat little or much: but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.13There is also another grievous evil, which I have seen under the sun: riches kept to the hurt of the owner.…
Cross References
Psalm 127:2
It is vain for you to rise before light, rise ye after you have sitten, you that eat the bread of sorrow. When he shall give sleep to his beloved,

Proverbs 3:24
Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee.

Additional Translations
The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich man permits him no sleep.The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

The sleep of a servant is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but to one who is satiated with wealth, there is none that suffers him to sleep.

The sleep of the labourer is sweet, whether he have eaten little or much; but the fulness of the rich doth not suffer him to sleep.

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the fulness of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eateth little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep.

Sweet is the sleep of the labourer whether he eat little or much; and the sufficiency of the wealthy is not suffering him to sleep.
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