What Does The Bible Say About The Lazy?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Proverbs 10:5 – He that gathered in the harvest is a wise son: but he that snorteth in the summer, is the son of confusion.
Proverbs 10:26 – As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that sent him.
Proverbs 13:4 – The sluggard willeth and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat.
Proverbs 15:19 – The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns; the way of the just is without offence.
Proverbs 18:8 – The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry.
Proverbs 19:24 – The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth.
Proverbs 21:25-26 – Desires kill the slothful: for his hands have refused to work at all. He longeth and desireth all the day: but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.
Proverbs 22:13 – The slothful man saith: There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the midst of the streets.
Proverbs 26:13-16 – The slothful man saith: There is a lion in the way, and a lioness in the roads. As the door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and it grieveth him to turn it to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that speak sentences.
Ecclesiasticus 22:1-2 – The sluggard is pelted with a dirty stone, and all men will speak of his disgrace. The sluggard is pelted with the dung of oxen: and every one that toucheth him will shake his hands.