Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be put to forced labor.
The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made a highway.
The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.
As the door turns upon its hinges, so does the slothful upon his bed.
The slothful man says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
He becomes poor who has a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the possessions of a diligent man are precious.
The slothful man says, There is a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets.
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
A slothful man hides his hand in his dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that can answer reasonably.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.