New Living Translation
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
King James Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
World English Bible
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.
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In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind …
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Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work.
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