A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent enriches. He who gathers in the summer is a child who is prudent; he who sleeps at the harvest is a child who brings shame.
The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied.
A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.
Whatever your hand finds to do—do it with all your might; for in Sheol—where you are going—no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything. I looked again and saw under the sun that the race does not belong to the swift, the battle does not belong to …
Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who seek him.