Proverbs 6:6–11; Proverbs 10:4–5; Proverbs 10:26; Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 12:24; Proverbs 12:27; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 14:4; Proverbs 14:23; Proverbs 15:19; Proverbs 16:26; Proverbs 18:9; Proverbs 19:15; Proverbs 19:24; Proverbs 20:4; Proverbs 20:13; Proverbs 21:17; Proverbs 21:25–26; Proverbs 22:29; Proverbs 24:27; Proverbs 24:30–34; Proverbs 26:14; Proverbs 27:18; Proverbs 27:23–27; Proverbs 28:19

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.

He who lgathers in summer is a prudent son,

but he who sleeps in harvest is ma son who brings shame.


26  Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

so is the sluggard to those who send him.


11  pWhoever works his land qwill have plenty of bread,

rbut he who follows sworthless pursuits lacks sense.


24  lThe hand of the diligent will rule,

while the slothful will be mput to forced labor.


27  oWhoever is slothful will not roast his game,

but the diligent man will get precious wealth.1


wThe soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

while the soul of the diligent xis richly supplied.


Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,

but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.


23  In all toil there is profit,

but mere talk ktends only to poverty.


19  The way of ha sluggard is like a hedge of ithorns,

but the path of the upright is ja level highway.


26  A worker's appetite works for him;

his xmouth urges him on.


Whoever is slack in his work

is a hbrother to him who destroys.


15  ySlothfulness casts into za deep sleep,

and aan idle person will suffer hunger.


24  oThe sluggard buries his hand in pthe dish

and will not even bring it back to his mouth.


eThe sluggard does not plow in the autumn;

fhe will seek at harvest and have nothing.


13  sLove not sleep, lest you tcome to poverty;

open your eyes, and you will have uplenty of bread.


17  Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;

he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.


25  The desire of gthe sluggard kills him,

for his hands refuse to labor.

26  All day long he craves and craves,

but the righteous hgives and does not hold back.


29  Do you see a man skillful in his work?

He will bstand before kings;

he will not stand before obscure men.


27  ePrepare your work outside;

get everything ready for yourself in the field,

and after that build your house.


30  hI passed by the field of a sluggard,

by the vineyard of a man ilacking sense,

31  and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns;

the ground was covered with nettles,

and its stone jwall was broken down.

32  Then I saw and kconsidered it;

I looked and received instruction.

33  lA little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the hands to rest,

34  and poverty will come upon you like a robber,

and want like an armed man.


14  As a door turns on its hinges,

so does a sluggard on his bed.


18  rWhoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,

and he who sguards his master will be honored.


23  yKnow well the condition of your flocks,

and ygive attention to your herds,

24  for zriches do not last forever;

and does a crown endure to all generations?

25  aWhen the grass is gone and the new growth appears

and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,

26  bthe lambs will provide your clothing,

and the goats the price of a field.

27  bThere will be enough goats' milk for your food,

for the food of your household

and maintenance for your girls.


19  iWhoever works his land will have plenty of bread,

but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.