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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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the slothful that is, the slothful man uses any pretext, however improbable to indulge his love of ease and indolence
LibraryThe 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
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The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
A sluggard says, "There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"
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