To be called a sluggard is a great biblical insult. In the Book of Proverbs, King Solomon often writes about the sluggardly person:
Proverbs 6:6. Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
Proverbs 6:9. How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?
Proverbs 10:26. As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
Proverbs 13:4. The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
Proverbs 15:19. The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway.
Proverbs 19:24. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
Proverbs 20:4. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Proverbs 21:25. The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.
Proverbs 22:13. The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!”
Proverbs 24:30. I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
Proverbs 26:14. As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed.
Proverbs 26:15. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish. He is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
Proverbs 26:16. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.
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