Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.
A servant who acts wisely will rule over an heir who behaves shamefully, and will share the inheritance along with the relatives.
Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.
1 Kings 11:28
Jeroboam was a talented man; when Solomon saw that the young man was an accomplished worker, he made him the leader of the work crew from the tribe of Joseph.
1 Kings 12:20
When all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they summoned him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. No one except the tribe of Judah remained loyal to the Davidic dynasty.
The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.
Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.
What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the middle of the streets!"
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion in the streets!"