New American Standard Bible
"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest "--
King James Bible
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Darby Bible Translation
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!
World English Bible
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Young's Literal Translation
A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest,
Proverbs 6:10 Parallel
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In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest,"
The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.
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