Parallel Verses

Amplified

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise! -- "

New American Standard Bible

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

King James Version

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Holman Bible

Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise.

International Standard Version

Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise.

A Conservative Version

Go to the ant, thou sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise.

American Standard Version

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise:

Bible in Basic English

Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise:

Darby Translation

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise,

Julia Smith Translation

Go to the ant, thou slothful one; see her ways, and be wise:

King James 2000

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Go to the ant, lazy! Consider its ways and be wise.

Modern King James verseion

Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Go to the Emmet, thou sluggard: consider her ways, and learn to be wise.

NET Bible

Go to the ant, you sluggard; observe its ways and be wise!

New Heart English Bible

Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;

The Emphasized Bible

Go to the ant, thou sluggard, observe her ways, and be wise;

Webster

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

World English Bible

Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;

Youngs Literal Translation

Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

to the ant
נמלה 
N@malah 
ant
Usage: 2

thou sluggard
עצל 
`atsel 
Usage: 14

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

References

American

Ant

Easton

Ant

Fausets

Ant

Hastings

Morish

Ant

Watsons

Ant

Context Readings

Against Sloth

5 Deliver yourself, as a roe or gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise! -- " 7 Which, having no chief, overseer, or ruler,


Cross References

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who employ and send him.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard does not plow when winter sets in; therefore he begs in harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 6:9

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

Proverbs 13:4

The appetite of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the appetite of the diligent is abundantly supplied.

Job 12:7-8

For ask now the animals, and they will teach you [that God does not deal with His creatures according to their character]; ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

Proverbs 1:17

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird!

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the sluggard is overgrown with thorns [it pricks, lacerates, and entangles him], but the way of the righteous is plain and raised like a highway.

Proverbs 18:9

He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casts one into a deep sleep, and the idle person shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:24

The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the slothful kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way! A lion is in the streets!

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, yet they lay up their food in the summer;

Isaiah 1:3

The ox [instinctively] knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib, but Israel does not know or recognize Me [as Lord], My people do not consider or understand.

Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?

Matthew 25:26

But his master answered him, You wicked and lazy and idle servant! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?

Romans 12:11

Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.

Hebrews 6:12

In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith ( by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises.

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