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

Other Translations of Proverbs 20:4

King James Version

4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; cold: or, winter therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

English Standard Version

4 The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

The Message

4 A farmer too lazy to plant in the spring has nothing to harvest in the fall.

New King James Version

4 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing.

New Living Translation

4 Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 20:4

Commentary on Proverbs 20:4

(Read Proverbs 20:4)

He who labours and endures hardship in his seed-time for eternity, will be properly diligent as to his earthly business.