Proverbs 6:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;1 consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer2 and gathers its food at harvest.3 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?4 When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest5-- 11 and poverty6 will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.a 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, 13 who winks with his eye,7 signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,8 14 who plots evil9 with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.10 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;11 he will suddenly12 be destroyed--without remedy.13 16 There are six things the LORD hates,14 seven that are detestable to him:
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