Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy
Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.  Then
shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine
increase:  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall
burst out with new wine.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:  Which having
no guide, overseer, or ruler,  Provides her meat in the summer, and
gathereth her food in the harvest.  How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard?
when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?  Yet a little sleep, a little
slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come
as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a
son that causes shame.
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth
vain persons is void of understanding.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in
harvest, and have nothing.
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and
afterwards build thine house.
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ;
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.