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Proverbs 6:6-11 World English Bible (WEB)

Go to the ant, you sluggard.
    Consider her ways, and be wise;
which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,
    provides her bread in the summer,
    and gathers her food in the harvest.
How long will you sleep, sluggard?
    When will you arise out of your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11 so your poverty will come as a robber,
    and your scarcity as an armed man.

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Proverbs 6:6-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Go to the ant, O sluggard,
Observe her ways and be wise,
Which, having no chief,
Officer or ruler,
Prepares her food in the summer
And gathers her provision in the harvest.
How long will you lie down, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to [a]rest”—
11 Your poverty will come in like a [b]vagabond
And your need like [c]an armed man.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:10 Lit lie down
  2. Proverbs 6:11 Lit one who walks
  3. Proverbs 6:11 Lit a man with a shield
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Proverbs 10:4 World English Bible (WEB)

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand,
    but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.

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Proverbs 10:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

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Proverbs 10:5 World English Bible (WEB)

He who gathers in summer is a wise son,
    but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.

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Proverbs 10:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.

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Proverbs 10:26 World English Bible (WEB)

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

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Proverbs 10:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the lazy one to those who send him.

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Proverbs 12:11 World English Bible (WEB)

11 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread,
    but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.

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Proverbs 12:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who pursues worthless things lacks [a]sense.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:11 Lit heart
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Proverbs 12:24 World English Bible (WEB)

24 The hands of the diligent ones shall rule,
    but laziness ends in slave labor.

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Proverbs 12:24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the [a]slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:24 Lit slackness
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Proverbs 12:27 World English Bible (WEB)

27 The slothful man doesn’t roast his game,
    but the possessions of diligent men are prized.

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Proverbs 12:27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 A [a]lazy man does not [b]roast his prey,
But the precious possession of a man is diligence.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 12:27 Lit slackness
  2. Proverbs 12:27 Or catch
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Proverbs 13:4 World English Bible (WEB)

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing,
    but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

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Proverbs 13:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

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Proverbs 13:11 World English Bible (WEB)

11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away,
    but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

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Proverbs 13:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Wealth obtained by [a]fraud dwindles,
But the one who gathers [b]by labor increases it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:11 Lit vanity
  2. Proverbs 13:11 Or gradually; lit on the hand
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Proverbs 14:4 World English Bible (WEB)

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean,
    but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

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Proverbs 14:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Where no oxen are, the manger is clean,
But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.

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Proverbs 15:19 World English Bible (WEB)

19 The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch,
    but the path of the upright is a highway.

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Proverbs 15:19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

19 The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns,
But the path of the upright is a highway.

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Proverbs 16:26 World English Bible (WEB)

26 The appetite of the laboring man labors for him;
    for his mouth urges him on.

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Proverbs 16:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 16:26 Lit mouth
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