Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity, and sow trouble, reap the same.
Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."
"I will show you, listen to me; that which I have seen I will declare:
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his children begging for bread.
The upright will see it, and be glad. All the wicked will shut their mouths.
Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in his evildoing.
All this have I seen, and applied my mind 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; he 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.