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He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread; but he that followeth idleness, is a very fool.
Laziness will bring on a deep sleep, and a person of idleness will suffer hunger.
He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread; but he that followeth idleness, shall have poverty enough.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.
For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you.
Indeed, we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined and inappropriate life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies [meddling in other people’s business].