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Proverbs 6:6-11 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Laziness

Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise.
Without leader, administrator, or ruler,
it prepares its provisions in summer;
it gathers its food during harvest.
How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?
When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
11 and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.

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Proverbs 6:6-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Go to the ant, you lazybones;
    consider its ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief
    or officer or ruler,
it prepares its food in summer,
    and gathers its sustenance in harvest.
How long will you lie there, O lazybones?
    When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest,
11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
    and want, like an armed warrior.

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Proverbs 10:4-5 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.

The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

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Proverbs 10:4-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A slack hand causes poverty,
    but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
A child who gathers in summer is prudent,
    but a child who sleeps in harvest brings shame.

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Proverbs 10:26 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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

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Proverbs 10:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes,
    so are the lazy to their employers.

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Proverbs 12:11 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

11 The one who works his land will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.

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Proverbs 12:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Those who till their land will have plenty of food,
    but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense.

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Proverbs 12:24 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

24 The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.

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Proverbs 12:24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
    while the lazy will be put to forced labor.

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Proverbs 12:27 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

27 A lazy hunter doesn’t roast his game,
but to a diligent person, his wealth is precious.

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Proverbs 12:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 The lazy do not roast[a] their game,
    but the diligent obtain precious wealth.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:27 Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. Proverbs 12:27 Meaning of Heb uncertain
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Proverbs 13:4 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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

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Proverbs 13:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The appetite of the lazy craves, and gets nothing,
    while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied.

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Proverbs 14:4 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty,[a]
but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of an ox.

Footnotes:

  1. 14:4 Or clean
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Proverbs 14:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Where there are no oxen, there is no grain;
    abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

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Proverbs 14:23 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

23 There is profit in all hard work,
but endless talk[a] leads only to poverty.

Footnotes:

  1. 14:23 Lit but word of lips
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Proverbs 14:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 In all toil there is profit,
    but mere talk leads only to poverty.

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Proverbs 15:19 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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

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Proverbs 15:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 The way of the lazy is overgrown with thorns,
    but the path of the upright is a level highway.

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Proverbs 16:26 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

26 A worker’s appetite works for him
because his hunger[a] urges him on.

Footnotes:

  1. 16:26 Lit mouth
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Proverbs 16:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 The appetite of workers works for them;
    their hunger urges them on.

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Proverbs 18:9 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The one who is lazy in his work
is brother to a vandal.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 18:9 Lit master of destruction
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Proverbs 18:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One who is slack in work
    is close kin to a vandal.

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