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Proverbs 6:6Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Laziness

Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise.

Proverbs 10:26Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.

Proverbs 13:4Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.

Proverbs 15:19Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 A slacker’s way is like a thorny hedge,
but the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 19:24Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl;
he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 20:4Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The slacker does not plow during planting season;[a]
at harvest time he looks,[b] and there is nothing.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 20:4 Lit plow in winter
  2. Proverbs 20:4 Lit inquires

Proverbs 21:25Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

25 A slacker’s craving will kill him
because his hands refuse to work.

Proverbs 24:30-34Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

30 I went by the field of a slacker
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.
31 Thistles had come up everywhere,
weeds covered the ground,
and the stone wall was ruined.
32 I saw, and took it to heart;
I looked, and received instruction:
33 a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
34 and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.

Proverbs 26:13-16Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 The slacker says, “There’s a lion in the road—
a lion in the public square!”
14 A door turns on its hinges,
and a slacker, on his bed.
15 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl;
he is too weary to bring it to his mouth.
16 In his own eyes, a slacker is wiser
than seven men who can answer sensibly.

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