“Go to the ant, thou sluggard”



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This funny verse, commands lazy people to consider the activity of ants and their accomplishments.

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Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

— Proverbs 6:6

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Go לֵֽךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) H1980
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to H413
the ant, נְמָלָ֥ה An ant (probably from its almost bisected form) H5244
thou sluggard; עָצֵ֑ל Indolent H6102

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