to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, how long will you lie
down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?"
it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work
with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly
toward outsiders and not be in any need."
lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
who tills his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows empty pursuits
will have poverty in plenty."
is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, but he who sleeps in harvest
is a son who acts shamefully."
even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not
willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at
all, but acting like busybodies.
such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet
fashion and eat their own bread."
is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes
soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is
way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a
casts into a deep sleep, and an idle man will suffer hunger. The sluggard
buries his hand in the dish, but will not even bring it back to his
sluggard does not plow after the autumn, so he begs during the harvest and has
the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed."
is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself
in all one's labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his
life which God has given him; for this is his reward.
as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered
him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this
is the gift of God.
sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can give a discreet
master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap
where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. Then you ought to
have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money
back with interest.'"
that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and
patience inherit the promises."
hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced
lazy man does not roast his prey, but the precious possession of a man is