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Proverbs 6:6–8

jGo to kthe ant, O lsluggard;

consider her ways, and mbe wise.

nWithout having any chief,

oofficer, or ruler,

she prepares her bread pin summer

and qgathers her food in harvest.

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Proverbs 6:6–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Go to the ant, you sluggard;

consider its ways and be wise!

It has no commander,

no overseer or ruler,

yet it stores its provisions in summer

and gathers its food at harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Go to the ant, thou sluggard;

Consider her ways, and be wise:

Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

Provideth her meat in the summer,

And gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.

Learn from their ways and become wise!

Though they have no prince

or governor or ruler to make them work,

they labor hard all summer,

gathering food for the winter.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Go to the ant, you sluggard!

Consider her ways and be wise,

Which, having no captain,

Overseer or ruler,

Provides her supplies in the summer,

And gathers her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

Go watch the ants, you lazy person.

Watch what they do and be wise.

Ants have no commander,

no leader or ruler,

but they store up food in the summer

and gather their supplies at harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Go to the ant, thou sluggard;

Consider her ways, and be wise:

Which having no chief,

Overseer, or ruler,

Provideth her bread in the summer,

And gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise: which having no chief, overseer, or ruler, provideth her bread in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Consider the ant, you lazy bum. 

Watch its ways, and become wise. 

Although it has no overseer, officer, or ruler, 

in summertime it stores its food supply. 

At harvest time it gathers its food. 

Proverbs 6:6–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Go to the ant, you slacker!

Observe its ways and become wise.

Without leader, administrator, or ruler,

it prepares its provisions in summer;

it gathers its food during harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Go to the ant, you lazybones;

consider its ways, and be wise.

Without having any chief

or officer or ruler,

it prepares its food in summer,

and gathers its sustenance in harvest.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Go to the ant, lazy!

Consider its ways and be wise.

It has no chief,

officer, or ruler.

In the summer, it prepares its food;

in the harvest, it gathers its sustenance.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

You people who don’t want to work, think about the ant!

Consider its ways and be wise!

It has no commander.

It has no leader or ruler.

But it stores up its food in summer.

It gathers its food at harvest time.

Proverbs 6:6–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Go to the ant, O sluggard,

Observe her ways and be wise,

Which, having no chief,

Officer or ruler,

Prepares her food in the summer

And gathers her provision in the harvest.