THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

6:6Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

6:7Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

6:8Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

6:9How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

6:10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

6:11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

10:4He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

10:5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

10:26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

12:24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

12:27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

13:4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

15:19The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

18:9He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

19:15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

19:24A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

20:4The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

21:25The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

22:13The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

23:21For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

24:30I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

24:31And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

24:32Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

24:33Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

24:34So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

26:13The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

26:14As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

26:15The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

26:16The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

10:18By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

56:10His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

25:26His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

25:27Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

Romans (Author Paul)

12:11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

2 Thessalonians (Author Paul)

3:10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

3:11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

3:12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

Hebrews (Author Paul)

6:12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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