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]
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?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)