Proverbs 6:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Goe to the Ant, thou sluggard, consider her wayes, and be wise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise:
- Basic English Bible

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

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
- Webster's Bible

Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
- World English Bible

Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 6:6


6:6 Go - This is a distinct precept; and it is for the most part as needless to seek, as hard to find, coherence in the proverbs.


Discussion for Proverbs 6

  • BSP
    Verse 27 shows that just because the bad effects of a certain course are immediate, it doesn't mean that they aren't imminent.
  • Eleonor viduya
    We have to keep our eyes open at all times to be prepared for His coming or us to be leaving in this world. To be prepared means, do we obey His words? Are we filled with The Holy Spirit,A seal of protection against evil ways? A surety of salvation? If we receive The Holy Spirit we are considered His servants or His armies to fight against all principalities, against all evil.
  • MockingBird
    The ant is a small creature , but it goes about to store and is always working : A sluggard will not work : That sluggard will not eat either and in time of need will be in want : I believe that I we should be in God's word and in prayer daily and always ready to go about the Lord's business and always ready for the Lord's return : I want to be found watching , working , and in Faith when my Lord Jesus returns !!!
  • Sujitkeshri
    in this image are that we have to do hard work like doingt they are doing hard work
  • Tyrek Jackson for verse 19
    Interesting right.... You see the word 'that' in italic formation... that normally mean that the word was not found in the original text... why not? Why was 'that' not found in the original text... I believe that when God speaks of a false witness, He is not making emphasis on flesh and blood but on the context and structure of the witness testimony itself... now i could be wrong but study I will do.. So here is a simplified question... what if God sees a 'false witness' as a testimony and not a person or a living being?
  • Ronald W. DeWitt
    All I know is that the Lord will do what pleases Him thus my duty is to wait do His "WILL" period end of quote