Proverbs...on laziness:


Pr.6:6-11:
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. 9 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 bandit and scarcity like an armed man. [a] (NIV)

Pr.10:4
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. (NIV)

Pr.10:26
As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him. (NIV)

Pr.12:24
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. (NIV)

Pr.12:27
The lazy man does not roast [b] his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions. (NIV)

Pr.13:4
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. (NIV)

Pr.15:19
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. (NIV)

Pr.19:15
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. (NIV)

Pr.19:24
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! (NIV)

Pr.20:4
A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. (NIV)

Pr.21:25
The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. (NIV)

Pr.22:13
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" (NIV)

Pr.24:30-34:
30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; 31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. 32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- 34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. [a] (NIV)

Pr.26:13-16:
13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. 15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly. (NIV)





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