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The Folly of Indolence

(A)Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
Which, having no [a]captain,
Overseer or ruler,
Provides her [b]supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 6:7 Lit. leader
  2. Proverbs 6:8 Lit. bread

12 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.

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(A)The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s [a]crib;
But Israel (B)does not know,
My people do not [b]consider.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:3 manger or feed trough
  2. Isaiah 1:3 understand

He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’;

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and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ [a]Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:3 NU omits Hypocrites