||Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life.
||Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
||Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food
in the harvest.
||He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the
hand of the diligent maketh rich.
||He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that
sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
||He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread:
but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
||The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the
slothful shall be under tribute.
||The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in
hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
||The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but
the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
||Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand
before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
||Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof:
so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
||Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and
look well to thy herds.
||The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings'