9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?

Other Translations of Proverbs 6:9

King James Version

9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

English Standard Version

9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

The Message

9 So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed?

New King James Version

9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?

New Living Translation

9 But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 6:9

Commentary on Proverbs 6:6-11

(Read Proverbs 6:6-11)

Diligence in business is every man's wisdom and duty; not so much that he may attain worldly wealth, as that he may not be a burden to others, or a scandal to the church. The ants are more diligent than slothful men. We may learn wisdom from the meanest insects, and be shamed by them. Habits of indolence and indulgence grow upon people. Thus life runs to waste; and poverty, though at first at a distance, gradually draws near, like a traveller; and when it arrives, is like an armed man, too strong to be resisted. All this may be applied to the concerns of our souls. How many love their sleep of sin, and their dreams of worldly happiness! Shall we not seek to awaken such? Shall we not give diligence to secure our own salvation?