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Proverbs 6:9-10

Context

6:9 How long, you sluggard, will you lie there?

When will you rise from your sleep? 1 

6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the hands to relax, 2 

Proverbs 24:33

Context

24:33 “A little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the hands to relax,

1 sn The use of the two rhetorical questions is designed to rebuke the lazy person in a forceful manner. The sluggard is spending too much time sleeping.

2 sn The writer might in this verse be imitating the words of the sluggard who just wants to take “a little nap.” The use is ironic, for by indulging in this little rest the lazy one comes to ruin.



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