Context13The sluggard says, There is a lion in the road!
A lion is in the open square!
14As the door turns on its hinges,
15The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
16The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
17Like one who takes a dog by the ears
18Like a madman who throws
19So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
20For lack of wood the fire goes out,
21Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
22The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
23Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross
24He who hates disguises it with his lips,
25When he speaks graciously, do not believe him,
26Though his hatred covers itself with guile,
27He who digs a pit will fall into it,
28A lying tongue hates those it crushes,
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
The sluggard saith, There is a lion in the way; A lion is in the streets.
The slothful man saith: There is a lion in the way, and a lioness in the roads.
Darby Bible Translation
The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!
English Revised Version
The sluggard saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
Webster's Bible Translation
The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
World English Bible
The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!"
Young's Literal Translation
The slothful hath said, 'A lion is in the way, A lion is in the broad places.'
LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
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