Proverbs 13:4
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New American Standard Bible
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

King James Bible
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

World English Bible
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Young's Literal Translation
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.

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Practical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Proverbs 10:4
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 12:27
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

Proverbs 13:3
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 13:5
A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.

Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

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