Proverbs 20:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2779 [e]מֵ֭חֹרֶף
mê-ḥō-rep̄
Because of winterPrep-m | N-ms
6102 [e]עָצֵ֣ל
‘ā-ṣêl
the lazy [man]Adj-ms
3808 [e]לֹא־
lō-
notAdv-NegPrt
2790 [e]יַחֲרֹ֑שׁ
ya-ḥă-rōš;
will plowV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
  [ישאל]
[yiš-’al
-Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular V-Qal-Imperf-3ms
 
ḵ]
 
7592 [e](וְשָׁאַ֖ל)
(wə-šā-’al
He will begConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
 
q)
 
7105 [e]בַּקָּצִ֣יר
baq-qā-ṣîr
during harvestPrep-b, Art | N-ms
369 [e]וָאָֽיִן׃
wā-’ā-yin.
and [have] nothingConj-w | Adv









Hebrew Texts
משלי 20:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
מֵ֭חֹרֶף עָצֵ֣ל לֹא־יַחֲרֹ֑שׁ [יִשְׁאַל כ] (וְשָׁאַ֖ל ק) בַּקָּצִ֣יר וָאָֽיִן׃

משלי 20:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
מחרף עצל לא־יחרש [ישאל כ] (ושאל ק) בקציר ואין׃

משלי 20:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
מחרף עצל לא־יחרש [ישאל כ] (ושאל ק) בקציר ואין׃

משלי 20:4 Hebrew Bible
מחרף עצל לא יחרש ישאל בקציר ואין׃

Parallel Verses
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
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