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.

12:9He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

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.

14:23In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

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.

20:13Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

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

21:26He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

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)

4:5The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

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.

Ezekiel (Author Ezekiel)

16:49Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

20:6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

20:7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

Luke (Author Luke)

19:20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

19:21For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

19:22And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

19:23Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

19:24And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

19:25(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

Acts (Author Luke)

17:21(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

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.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

5:13And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.



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