Proverbs 19:15

15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.[a]

Proverbs 19:15 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep
Slothful persons are generally sleepy, and are very desirous of sleep, and indulge themselves in it; they spend their time, day and night, in sleep and drowsiness; and are quite careless and unconcerned about either their temporal or eternal good; see ( Proverbs 6:9-11 ) ; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger;
and perish with it, both in a temporal and spiritual sense: an idle person, that will not work, ought not to eat; and an idle soul, or one that is unconcerned about his soul, and the spiritual food of it, shall perish for want of it.

Proverbs 19:15 In-Context

13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.
14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.
16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.
17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.

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