Proverbs 22:13
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New International Version
The sluggard says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the public square!"

King James Bible
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Darby Bible Translation
The sluggard saith, There is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets!

World English Bible
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"

Young's Literal Translation
The slothful hath said, 'A lion is without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without - But why does he say so? Because he is a slothful man. Remove his slothfulness, and these imaginary difficulties and dangers will be no more. He will not go abroad to work in the fields, because he thinks there is a lion in the way, he will not go out into the town for employment, as he fears to be assassinated in the streets! From both these circumstances he seeks total cessation from activity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the slothful that is, the slothful man uses any pretext, however improbable to indulge his love of ease and indolence

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

Numbers 13:32,33 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land...

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The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

Proverbs 26:13
A sluggard says, "There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"

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