New American Standard Bible
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
King James Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
World English Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Plowing time in Palestine is in November and December, when the wind blows commonly from the North.
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.
The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, For his hands refuse to work;
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