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
CommentaryWesley'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.
LibraryThe 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. "
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
In Death and after Death
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?
Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course.
Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.
There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise:
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