Proverbs 6:6
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New Living Translation
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become 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;

Proverbs 6:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:6 Go - This is a distinct precept; and it is for the most part as needless to seek, as hard to find, coherence in the proverbs.

Proverbs 6:6 Parallel Commentaries

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The Preface to the Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God,' &c. Exod 20: 1, 2. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? The preface to the Ten Commandments is, I am the Lord thy God.' The preface to the preface is, God spake all these words, saying,' &c. This is like the sounding of a trumpet before a solemn proclamation. Other parts of the Bible are said to be uttered by the mouth of the holy prophets (Luke 1: 70), but here God spake in his own person. How are we to understand that, God spake,
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
TOGETHER WITH THE WAY HE RUNS IN, THE MARKS HE GOES BY; ALSO, SOME DIRECTIONS HOW TO RUN SO AS TO OBTAIN. 'And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'--Genesis 19:17. London: Printed for John Marshall, at the Bible in Gracechurch Street, 1698. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. About forty years ago a gentleman, in whose company I had commenced my
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

In Death and after Death
A sadder picture could scarcely be drawn than that of the dying Rabbi Jochanan ben Saccai, that "light of Israel" immediately before and after the destruction of the Temple, and for two years the president of the Sanhedrim. We read in the Talmud (Ber. 28 b) that, when his disciples came to see him on his death-bed, he burst into tears. To their astonished inquiry why he, "the light of Israel, the right pillar of the Temple, and its mighty hammer," betrayed such signs of fear, he replied: "If I were
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Proverbs 6:9
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?

Proverbs 10:26
Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.

Proverbs 13:4
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.

Proverbs 20:4
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.

Proverbs 23:19
My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.

Proverbs 26:16
Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.

Proverbs 30:24
There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise:

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