Proverbs 21:25
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New International Version
The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.

King James Bible
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Darby Bible Translation
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:

World English Bible
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

Young's Literal Translation
The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The desire of the slothful killeth him - He desires to eat, drink, and be clothed: but as he does not labor, hence he dies with this desire in his heart, envying those who possess plenty through their labor and industry. Hence he is said to covet greedily all the day long, Proverbs 21:26, while the righteous, who has been laborious and diligent, has enough to eat, and some to spare.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise...

Proverbs 12:24,27 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute...

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Proverbs 19:24 A slothful man hides his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

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

Proverbs 22:13 The slothful man said, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...

Proverbs 26:13,16 The slothful man said, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets...

Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not...

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Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 13:4
A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

Proverbs 20:4
Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

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