New American Standard Bible
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!"
King James Bible
The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
Darby Bible Translation
The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!
World English Bible
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!"
Young's Literal Translation
The slothful hath said, 'A lion is in the way, A lion is in the broad places.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare the marginal reference note. Here there is greater dramatic vividness in the two words used:
(1) A roaring one,
(2) a lion, more specifically.
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We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly, …
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Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"
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