Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, 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 hideth his hand in his bosom, 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, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.