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5 Bible Verses about Idleness, Consequences Of
Most Relevant Verses
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor;
Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,
So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
I passed by the field of the sluggard
And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,
And behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles;
Its surface was covered with nettles,
And its stone wall was broken down.
When I saw, I reflected upon it;
I looked, and received instruction.
“A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest,”
Then your poverty will come as a robber
And your want like an armed man.