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Proverbs 6:6-11 English Standard Version (ESV)

Go to the ant, O sluggard;
    consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief,
    officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
    and gathers her food in harvest.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
    When will you arise 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 man.

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Proverbs 6:6-11 New International Version (NIV)

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
    and gathers its food at harvest.

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
    When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest
11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
    and scarcity like an armed man.

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Proverbs 10:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

A slack hand causes poverty,
    but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

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Proverbs 10:4 New International Version (NIV)

Lazy hands make for poverty,
    but diligent hands bring wealth.

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Proverbs 10:5 English Standard Version (ESV)

He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
    but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

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Proverbs 10:5 New International Version (NIV)

He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
    but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

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Proverbs 10:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
    so is the sluggard to those who send him.

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Proverbs 10:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
    so are sluggards to those who send them.

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Proverbs 12:11 English Standard Version (ESV)

11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
    but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

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Proverbs 12:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 Those who work their land will have abundant food,
    but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

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Proverbs 12:24 English Standard Version (ESV)

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

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Proverbs 12:24 New International Version (NIV)

24 Diligent hands will rule,
    but laziness ends in forced labor.

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Proverbs 12:27 English Standard Version (ESV)

27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,
    but the diligent man will get precious wealth.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:27 Or but diligence is precious wealth
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Proverbs 12:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 The lazy do not roast[a] any game,
    but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:27 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
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Proverbs 13:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
    while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

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Proverbs 13:4 New International Version (NIV)

A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

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Proverbs 13:11 English Standard Version (ESV)

11 Wealth gained hastily[a] will dwindle,
    but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:11 Or by fraud
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Proverbs 13:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 Dishonest money dwindles away,
    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

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Proverbs 14:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
    but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

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Proverbs 14:4 New International Version (NIV)

Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,
    but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

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Proverbs 15:19 English Standard Version (ESV)

19 The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns,
    but the path of the upright is a level highway.

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Proverbs 15:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,
    but the path of the upright is a highway.

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Proverbs 16:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 A worker's appetite works for him;
    his mouth urges him on.

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Proverbs 16:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 The appetite of laborers works for them;
    their hunger drives them on.

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