Proverbs 12:27-28
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לֹא יַחֲרֹךְ רְמִיָּה צֵידוֹ וְהוֹן אָדָם יָקָר חָרוּץ: בְּאֹרַח צְדָקָה חַיִּים וְדֶרֶךְ נְתִיבָה אַל מָוֶת:
A negligent person never has game to roast; a diligent person has precious wealth. The road of righteousness leads to life; by way of its path there is no death. [JPS translation. Edited for gender neutrality]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Who is negligent? Why do they never have game to roast?

2. What is diligence? Why does it lead to wealth?

3. What traits does this text advocate? Why?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)