||Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be
||How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou
arise out of thy sleep?
||Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of
the hands to sleep:
||So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy
want as an armed man.
||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.
||The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the
wicked shall rot.
||As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is
the sluggard to them that send him.
||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.
||He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him
that is a great waster.
||Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul
shall suffer hunger.
||A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not
so much as bring it to his mouth again.
||The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall
be slain in the streets.
||Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and