||Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be
||Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
||Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food
in the harvest.
||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.
||As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is
the sluggard to them that send him.
||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.
||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 sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold;
therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
||The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall
be slain in the streets.
||The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a
lion is in the streets.
||As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful
upon his bed.
||The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth
him to bring it again to his mouth.
||The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men
that can render a reason.