Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Go to the ant, thou 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.

Amplified

Go to the ant, you 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 thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter , And as a bird from the hand of the fowler. 6 Go to the ant, thou 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 them that send him.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 6:9

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Job 12:7-8

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee:

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 as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.

Proverbs 18:9

He also that is slack in his work Is brother to him that is a destroyer.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:24

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

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the sluggard killeth him; For his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the sluggard, And by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard saith, 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 provide their food in the summer;

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

Matthew 6:26

Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then they?

Matthew 25:26

But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;

Romans 12:11

in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Hebrews 6:12

that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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