New American Standard Bible
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
King James Bible
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Darby Bible Translation
A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
World English Bible
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
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LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
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