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Proverbs 6:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So shall come in, as a highwayman, thy poverty, and, thy want, as one armed with a shield.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And want shall come upon thee, as a traveller, and poverty as a man armed. But if thou be diligent, thy harvest shall come as a fountain, and want shall flee far from thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So shall thy pouertie come as one that trauaileth, and thy want as an armed man.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then poverty comes upon thee as an evil traveller, and want as a swift courier: but if thou be diligent, thine harvest shall arrive as a fountain, and poverty shall flee away as a bad courier.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So shall thy poverty 7389
{7389} Prime
רֵישׁ
reysh
{raysh}
From H7326; poverty.
come 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
as one that travelleth, 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
and thy want 4270
{4270} Prime
מַחְסוֹר
machcowr
{makh-sore'}
From H2637; deficiency; hence impoverishment.
as an armed 4043
{4043} Prime
מָגֵן
magen
{maw-gane'}
From H1598; a shield (that is, the small one or buckler); figuratively a protector; also the scaly hide of the crocodile.
man. 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 6:11

_ _ and the fruits of their self-indulgence and indolence presented.

_ _ as ... travelleth — literally, “one who walks backwards and forwards,” that is, a highwayman.

_ _ armed man — that is, one prepared to destroy.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:6-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 6:11

Travelleth — Swiftly and unexpectedly. Armed man — Irresistibly.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 6:11

So shall thy poverty come as one that (d) travelleth, and thy want as (e) an armed man.

(d) That is, suddenly, and when you do not look for it.

(e) It will come in such sort, as you are not able to resist it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.
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Pv 10:4; 13:4; 20:4.

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