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April 24, 2014
"Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;"
Romans 12:11, KJV
"And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
Hebrews 6:11-12, KJV
"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?"
Proverbs 6:6, 9, KJV
"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."
Proverbs 12:24, 27, KJV
"The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat."
Proverbs 13:4, KJV
"The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain."
Proverbs 15:19, KJV
"He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster."
Proverbs 18:9, KJV
"A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again."
Proverbs 19:24, KJV
"The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing."
Proverbs 20:4, KJV
"The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour."
Proverbs 21:25, KJV
"The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."
Proverbs 22:13, KJV
"I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 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."
Proverbs 24:30-34, KJV
"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."
Proverbs 26:13-15, KJV