Proverbs 19:15

15 Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.

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 child is a calamity to a father; a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.
14 Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.
15 Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.
16 Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.
17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD — and he will repay you!
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