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Proverbs 12:24 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

24 The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:27 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

27 A lazy man doesn’t roast his game,
but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.

Proverbs 13:4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.

Proverbs 13:11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor[a] will multiply it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:11 Lit whoever gathers upon [his] hand

Proverbs 19:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.

Proverbs 21:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit,
but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.

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