Lazy vs. Diligent
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
Total Verses: 14
Total Passages: 7