Proverbs 22:13
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English Standard Version
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!”

King James Bible
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

American Standard Version
The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The slothful man saith: There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the midst of the streets.

English Revised Version
The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be murdered in the streets.

Webster's Bible Translation
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

7 A rich man will rule over the poor,

   And the borrower is subject to the man who lends.

"This is the course of the world. As regards the sing. and plur. in 7a, there are many poor for one rich; and in the Orient the rule is generally in the hands of one" (Hitzig). The fut. denotes how it will and must happen, and the substantival clause 7b, which as such is an expression of continuance (Arab. thabât, i.e., of the remaining and continuing), denotes that contracting of debt brings naturally with it a slavish relation of dependence. לוה, properly he who binds himself to one se ei obligat, and מלוה, as Proverbs 19:17 (vid., l.c.), qui alterum (mutui datione) obligat, from לוה, Arab. lwy, to wind, turn, twist round (cog. root laff), whence with Fleischer is also to be derived the Aram. לות, "into connection;" so אל, properly "pushing against," refers to the radically related אלה ( equals ולה), contiguum esse. אישׁ מלוה is one who puts himself in the way of lending, although not directly in a professional manner. The pred. precedes its subject according to rule. Luther rightly translates: and he who borrows is the lender's servant, whence the pun on the proper names: "Borghart [ equals the borrower] is Lehnhart's [ equals lender's] servant."

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the slothful that is, the slothful man uses any pretext, however improbable to indulge his love of ease and indolence

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Cross References
Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the traitor.

Proverbs 26:13
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!"

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