Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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:

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 yourself like a gazelle from a hunter's hand, or like a bird from a fowler's hand. 6 Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise. 7 It has no commander, officer, or ruler,


Cross References

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar is to the mouth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him.

Proverbs 20:4

A lazy person doesn't plow in the proper season; he looks for a harvest, but there is nothing.

Proverbs 6:9

How long will you lie down, lazy man? When will you get up from your sleep?

Proverbs 13:4

The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.

Job 12:7-8

"Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you.

Proverbs 1:17

Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,

Proverbs 15:19

The lifestyle of the lazy is like a thorny hedge, but the path taken by the upright is an open highway.

Proverbs 18:9

Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.

Proverbs 19:24

The lazy person buries his hand in his dish and doesn't bother to bring it back to his mouth.

Proverbs 21:25

What the lazy person craves will kill him, because his hands refuse to work.

Proverbs 22:13

The lazy person says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the street!"

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field belonging to a lazy man, by a vineyard belonging to a senseless person.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The lazy person claims, "There is a lion in the road! There's a lion in the streets!"

Proverbs 30:25

Ants aren't a strong species, yet they prepare their food in the summer.

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's feeding trough, but Israel doesn't know, and my people don't understand.

Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds in the sky. They don't plant or harvest or gather food into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You are more valuable than they are, aren't you?

Matthew 25:26

"His master answered him, "You evil and lazy servant! So you knew that I harvested where I haven't planted and gathered where I haven't scattered any seed?

Romans 12:11

Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.

Hebrews 6:12

Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.

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