Proverbs 24:34
New International Version
and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

New Living Translation
then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

English Standard Version
and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

Berean Study Bible
and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and need like a bandit.

King James Bible
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

New King James Version
So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

New American Standard Bible
Then your poverty will come like a drifter, And your need like an armed man.

NASB 1995
Then your poverty will come as a robber And your want like an armed man.

NASB 1977
Then your poverty will come as a robber, And your want like an armed man.

Amplified Bible
Then your poverty will come as a robber, And your want like an armed man.

Christian Standard Bible
and your poverty will come like a robber, and your need, like a bandit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and your poverty will come like a robber, your need, like a bandit.

American Standard Version
So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Poverty will walk before you, and want will overtake you like a man who is a runner.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if thou do this, thy poverty will come speedily; and thy want like a swift courier.

Contemporary English Version
Suddenly poverty hits you and everything is gone!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And poverty shall come to thee as a runner, and beggary as an armed man.

English Revised Version
So shall thy poverty come as a robber; and thy want as an armed man.

Good News Translation
but while you are asleep, poverty will attack you like an armed robber.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then your poverty will come like a drifter, and your need will come like a bandit.

International Standard Version
Then your poverty will come upon you like a robber, your need like an armed bandit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So shall thy poverty come as a runner, And thy want as an armed man.

Literal Standard Version
And your poverty has come [as] a traveler, And your want as an armed man!

NET Bible
and your poverty will come like a bandit, and your need like an armed robber."

New Heart English Bible
so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.

World English Bible
so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.

Young's Literal Translation
And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Further Sayings of the Wise
33A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 34and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and need like a bandit.

Cross References
Proverbs 6:11
and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and need like a bandit.

Proverbs 24:33
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 25:1
These are additional proverbs of Solomon, which were copied by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:


Treasury of Scripture

So shall your poverty come as one that travels; and your want as an armed man.

thy property

Proverbs 10:4
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

armed man or a man of shield









(34) As one that travelleth.--See above on Proverbs 6:11.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and poverty
רֵישֶׁ֑ךָ (rê·še·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7389: Poverty

will come [upon you]
וּבָֽא־ (ū·ḇā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

like a robber,
מִתְהַלֵּ֥ךְ (miṯ·hal·lêḵ)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and need
וּ֝מַחְסֹרֶ֗יךָ (ū·maḥ·sō·re·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4270: A need, thing needed, poverty

like a bandit.
כְּאִ֣ישׁ (kə·’îš)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person


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