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Ecclesiastes 5:12 - The sluggard's craving will be the death of him

NIV The sluggard's craving will be the death of him,
because his hands refuse to work.
All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.
KJV The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
NASB The desire of the sluggard puts him to death,
For his hands refuse to work;
All day long he is craving,
While the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Ecclesiastes 5:12


There are few things so satisfying in life as sleep following a hard day's work, but the greedy rarely enjoy decent rest.

Radmacher, Earl D. ; Allen, Ronald Barclay ; House, H. Wayne: Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary. Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, 1999, S. Ec 5:11-12

"Across town, the rich man is having a fitful night worrying about the stock market and swallowing antacid to calm the churning sea of dyspepsia that is in his stomach."

MacDonald, William ; Farstad, Arthur: Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments. Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 1997, c1995, S. Ec 5:12

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