of the diligent shall bear rule: but
shall be under tribute.
woman buildeth her house: but the foolish
plucketh it down with her hands.
will not plow by reason of the cold
] shall he beg in harvest, and [have
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
For the drunkard
and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness
shall clothe [a man
] with rags.
by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void
of understanding; ... And, lo, it
was all grown over with thorns, [and
] nettles had covered the face thereof, and the
stone wall thereof was broken down.
And we desire
that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the
full assurance of hope unto
2 Peter 1:5
all diligence, add to your faith virtue
; and to virtue knowledge
; ... Wherefore the rather, brethren, give
diligence to make
your calling and election
sure: for if
ye do these things, ye shall never