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Proverbs 19:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Sloth, falleth into a deep sleep, and, a soul that is indolent, shall famish.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Slouthfulnesse casteth into a deep sleepe: and an idle soule shall suffer hunger.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Cowardice possesses the effeminate [man]; and the soul of the sluggard shall hunger.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Slothfulness 6103
{6103} Prime
עַצְלָה
`atslah
{ats-law'}
Feminine of H6102; (as abstraction) indolence.
casteth 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
into a deep sleep; 8639
{8639} Prime
תַּרְדֵּמָה
tardemah
{tar-day-maw'}
From H7290; a lethargy or (by implication) trance.
and an idle 7423
{7423} Prime
רְמִיָּה
r@miyah
{rem-ee-yaw'}
From H7411; remissness, treachery.
soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
shall suffer hunger. 7456
{7456} Prime
רָעֵב
ra`eb
{raw-abe'}
A primitive root; to hunger.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 19:15

_ _ a deep sleep — a state of utter indifference.

_ _ idle soul — or, “person” (compare Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 12:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 19:15

_ _ See here the evil of a sluggish slothful disposition. 1. It stupefies men, and makes them senseless, and mindless of their own affairs, as they were cast into a deep sleep, dreaming much, but doing nothing. Slothful people doze away their time, bury their talents, live a useless life, and are the unprofitable burdens of the earth; for any service they do when they are awake they might as well be always asleep. Even their souls are idle and lulled asleep, their rational powers chilled and frozen. 2. It impoverishes men and brings them to want. Those that will not labour cannot expect to eat, but must suffer hunger: An idle soul, one that is idle in the affairs of his soul, that takes no care or pains to work out his salvation, shall perish for want of that which is necessary to the life and happiness of the soul.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 19:15

Casteth — Makes a man careless, and like one asleep in his business.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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casteth:

Proverbs 19:24 A slothful [man] hideth his hand in [his] bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
Proverbs 6:9-10 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? ... [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Proverbs 20:13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
Proverbs 24:33 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Romans 13:11-12 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed. ... The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

and:

Proverbs 10:4-5 He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. ... He that gathereth in summer [is] a wise son: [but] he that sleepeth in harvest [is] a son that causeth shame.
Proverbs 20:13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
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Pv 6:9; 10:4; 19:24; 20:13; 23:21; 24:33. Is 56:10. Ro 13:11. Ep 5:14. 2Th 3:10.

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