Proverbs 6:15
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English Standard Version
therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

King James Bible
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

American Standard Version
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To such a one his destruction shall presently come, and he shall suddenly be destroyed, and shall no longer have any remedy.

English Revised Version
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; on a sudden shall he be broken and that without remedy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the poet has admonished the sluggard to take the ant as an example, he seeks also to rouse him out of his sleepiness and indolence:

9 How long, O sluggard, wilt thou lie?

   When wilt thou rise up from thy sleep?

10 "A little sleep, a little slumber,

   A little folding of the hands to rest!"

11 So comes like a strong robber thy poverty,

   And thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 6:9-10

The awakening cry, Proverbs 6:9, is not of the kind that Paul could have it in his mind, Ephesians 5:14. עצל has, as the vocative, Pasek after it, and is, on account of the Pasek, in correct editions accentuated not with Munach, but Mercha. The words, Proverbs 6:10, are not an ironical call (sleep only yet a little while, but in truth a long while), but per mimesin the reply of the sluggard with which he turns away the unwelcome disturber. The plurals with מעט sound like self-delusion: yet a little, but a sufficient! To fold the hands, i.e., to cross them over the breast, or put them into the bosom, denotes also, Ecclesiastes 4:5, the idler. חבּוּק, complicatio (cf. in Livy, compressis quod aiunt manibus sidere; and Lucan, 2:292, compressas tenuisse manus), for formed like שׁקּוּי, Proverbs 3:8, and the inf. שׁכב like חסר, Proverbs 10:21, and שׁפל, Proverbs 16:19. The perf. consec. connects itself with the words heard from the mouth of the sluggard, which are as a hypothetical antecedent thereto: if thou so sayest, and always again sayest, then this is the consequence, that suddenly and inevitably poverty and want come upon thee. That מהלּך denotes the grassator, i.e., vagabond (Arab. dawwar, one who wanders much about), or the robber or foe (like the Arab. 'aduww, properly transgressor finium), is not justified by the usage of the language; הלך signifies, 2 Samuel 12:4, the traveller, and מהלּך is one who rides quickly forward, not directly a κακὸς ὁδοιπόρος (lxx).

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Proverbs 1:27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes on you.

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Psalm 73:18-20 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction...

Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall...

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

he be

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Jeremiah 19:11 And shall say to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Psalm 55:15
Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

Proverbs 1:26
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you,

Proverbs 6:16
There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.

Proverbs 24:16
for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

Proverbs 24:22
for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

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