Proverbs 6:6–11; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 14:24

jGo to kthe ant, O lsluggard;

consider her ways, and mbe wise.

nWithout having any chief,

oofficer, or ruler,

she prepares her bread pin summer

and qgathers her food in harvest.

rHow long will you lie there, lO sluggard?

When will you arise from your sleep?

10  sA little sleep, a little slumber,

ta little sfolding of the hands to rest,

11  uand poverty will come upon you like a robber,

and want like an armed man.


A slack hand jcauses poverty,

kbut the hand of the diligent makes rich.


11  gWealth gained hastily1 will dwindle,

but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.


24  The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the folly of fools brings folly.