Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.
There is he who scatters, and increases yet more, and there he is who withholds more than is proper, but only to want.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work.
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
I went by the field of the sluggard, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding.
By slothfulness the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you, for God the Father put a seal on this man.
And we earnestly desire each of you to show the same diligence toward the full assurance of the hope until the end,
2 Peter 1:5
Now this same thing also, having applied all eagerness, furnish in your faith, virtue, and in virtue, knowledge,
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
The thoughts of a diligent man [lead] only to abundance, but everyone who is hasty, only to want.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.
so thy poverty shall come as a robber, and thy want as an armed man.