Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

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Proverbs 6:6
Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.
Proverbs 11:24
There is he who scatters, and increases yet more, and there he is who withholds more than is proper, but only to want.
Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work.
Proverbs 19:15
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Proverbs 24:30
I went by the field of the sluggard, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding.
Ecclesiastes 10:18
By slothfulness the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
John 6:27
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.
Hebrews 6:11
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,


Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 21:5
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.

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Proverbs 6:11
so thy poverty shall come as a robber, and thy want as an armed man.