Proverbs 20:4

4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
ESV
4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
NLT
4 Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
MSG
4 A farmer too lazy to plant in the spring has nothing to harvest in the fall.
CSB
4 The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.

Proverbs 20:4 In-Context

2 A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives.
3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 6:6
  • 2. Ecclesiastes 10:18
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