Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.
According as I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.
Lo this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
I will show thee. Hear thou me, and that which I have seen I will declare,
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen a righteous man forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
The upright shall see it, and be glad. And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
All this I have seen in my days of vanity. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs [his life] in his evil-doing.
All this I have seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun. [There is] a time in which one man has power over another to his hurt.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.
By slothfulness the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.