He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.
She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.
"Thus I was: by day the heat consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.
So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.
and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared.