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 6:6

  • Vs. 6-11 is saying that you are expected to plan for your future. Live as if The Lord is coming NOW, but be prepared to be able to care for yourself for however long it takes for the Lord to return . We are stewarts of all that God has given us. It says that if you don 't work you don 't eat, other words if you don 't have it you can 't get it. If at all possible leave an inheritance behind. Take a lesson from the ant, be thrifty be industrious. Don 't be lazy, be prepared
  • This Scripture is saying that one should be thrifty, conscientious, gather and save for those hard times in life when you find you 're in need. Its about being a good steward of HaShems bounty and blessings. The old saying is "waste not want not " . You don 't know what tomorrow holds in store for you. Be prepared for the evil days. God is coming soon but until then "occupy until He comes "
  • David george for verse 6
    posted my comments.Ant is the smallest of all creation yet god is reminded of this creation work and appreciates its living, rather than the creation of man, who was formed in his own image.A slothful mans behaviour is shameful for gods eyes.
  • I wish I could find a way to explain this Proverb to my teenage son who thinks he shouldn't help around the house.