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Passage: Proverbs 26:13-16

Proverbs 26:13-16 – The Sin of Sloth


Don't be lazy.


Here are some put-downs of laziness, or "sloth" as the older versions put it. Here is a person who will not work because of imagined dangers outside (v. 13); another who won't get out of bed, revolving like a swinging gate (v. 14); another who is too lazy to feed himself (v. 15); and finally one who has an inflated ego (v. 16). These writers were not without a sense of humor!