Proverbs 6:6
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New American Standard Bible
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

King James Bible
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Darby Bible Translation
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise:

World English Bible
Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;

Young's Literal Translation
Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The warning against the wastefulness of the prodigal is followed by a warning as emphatic against the wastefulness of sloth. The point of comparison with the ant is not so much the foresight of the insect as its unwearied activity during the appointed season, rebuking man's inaction at a special crisis Proverbs 6:4. In Proverbs 30:25, the storing, provident habit of the ant is noticed.

Proverbs 6:6 Parallel Commentaries

The Talking Book
In order that we may be persuaded so to do, Solomon gives us three telling reasons. He says that God's law, by which I understand the whole run of Scripture, and, especially the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be a guide to us:--"When thou goest, it shall lead thee." It will be a guardian to us: "When thou sleepest"--when thou art defenceless and off thy guard--"it shall keep thee." And it shall also be a dear companion to us: "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee." Any one of these three arguments
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

How Subjects and Prelates are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 5.) Differently to be admonished are subjects and prelates: the former that subjection crush them not, the latter that superior place elate them not: the former that they fail not to fulfil what is commanded them, the latter that they command not more to be fulfilled than is just: the former that they submit humbly, the latter that they preside temperately. For this, which may be understood also figuratively, is said to the former, Children, obey your parents in the Lord: but to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Proverbs 6:9
How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

Proverbs 10:26
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 23:19
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.

Proverbs 26:16
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

Proverbs 30:24
Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:

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