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 Proverbs 6:6 - 11; 10:4 - 5; 10:26; 12:11; 12:24; 12:27; 13:4; 14:4; 14:23; 15:19; 16:26; 18:9; 19:15; 19:24; 20:4; 20:13; 21:17; 21:25 - 26; 22:29; 24:27; 24:30 - 34; 26:14; 27:18; 27:23 - 27; 28:19
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 6
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. F11
 
   Chapter 10
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
 
10:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.
 
   Chapter 12
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
 
12:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
 
12:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The lazy man does not roast F23 his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
 
   Chapter 13
13:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
 
   Chapter 14
14:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
 
14:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
 
   Chapter 15
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
 
   Chapter 16
16:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
 
   Chapter 18
18:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
 
   Chapter 19
19:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
 
19:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
 
   Chapter 20
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.
 
20:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
 
   Chapter 21
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
 
21:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
 
21:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
 
   Chapter 22
22:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.
 
   Chapter 24
24:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.
 
24:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment;
 
24:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.
 
24:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
 
24:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -
 
24:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. F46
 
   Chapter 26
26:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
 
   Chapter 27
27:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.
 
27:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
 
27:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
 
27:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
 
27:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field.
 
27:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.
 
   Chapter 28
28:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F11 Or like a vagrant / and scarcity like a beggar
F23 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
F46 Or like a vagrant / and scarcity like a beggar

 
 

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