Thematic Bible: Idleness and sloth


Thematic Bible



As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.

But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

"But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter.



so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.



The sluggard buries his hand in the dish. He is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.



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



so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.






The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"



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







I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.


I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw, and considered well. I saw, and received instruction:


Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.




The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.




His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.