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Industry / Sloth

   Prov 6:6-11   Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, 
   and be wise: {7} Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, {8} 
   Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the 
   harvest. {9} How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt 
   thou arise out of thy sleep? {10} Yet a little sleep, a little 
   slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: {11} So shall 
   thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an 
   armed man. 

   Prov 10:4-5   He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: 
   but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. {5} He that gathereth 
   in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a 
   son that causeth shame. 

   Prov 12:11   He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with 
   bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of 

   Prov 12:24   The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the 
   slothful shall be under tribute. 

   Prov 12:27   The slothful man roasteth not that which he took 
   in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 

   Prov 13:4   The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath 
   nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 

   Prov 13:11   Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but 
   he that gathereth by labour shall increase. 

   Prov 14:23   In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the 
   lips tendeth only to penury. 

   Prov 18:9   He also that is slothful in his work is brother to 
   him that is a great waster. 

   Prov 19:15   Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an 
   idle soul shall suffer hunger. 

   Prov 20:4   The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; 
   therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 

   Prov 20:13   Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open 
   thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 

   Prov 21:5   The thoughts of the diligent tend only to 
   plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. 

   Prov 21:25-26   The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his 
   hands refuse to labour. {26} He coveteth greedily all the day 
   long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. 

   Prov 22:29   Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he 
   shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. 

   Prov 23:21   For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to 
   poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. 

   Prov 24:30-34   I went by the field of the slothful, and by the 
   vineyard of the man void of understanding; {31} And, lo, it was 
   all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face 
   thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. {32} Then 
   I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received 
   instruction. {33} Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a 
   little folding of the hands to sleep: {34} So shall thy poverty 
   come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. 

   Prov 26:13-16   The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the 
   way; a lion is in the streets. {14} As the door turneth upon 
   his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. {15} The 
   slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring 
   it again to his mouth. {16} The sluggard is wiser in his own 
   conceit than seven men that can render a reason. 

   Prov 27:23   Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, 
   and look well to thy herds. 

   Prov 28:19   He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of 
   bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have 
   poverty enough. 

   Prov 31:27   She looketh well to the ways of her household, and 
   eateth not the bread of idleness. 

   Eccl 10:18   By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and 
   through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through. 

   Rom 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving 
   the Lord.

   Eph 4:28   Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him 
   labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he 
   may have to give to him that needeth. 

   1 Th 4:11-12   And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your 
   own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded 
   you; {12} That ye may walk honestly toward them that are 
   without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. 

   2 Th 3:10-12   For even when we were with you, this we 
   commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he 
   eat. {11} For we hear that there are some which walk among you 
   disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. {12} Now 
   them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus 
   Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 

   1 Tim 5:8   But if any provide not for his own, and specially 
   for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is 
   worse than an infidel.

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