|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone.
2. (a.) Sluggish; lazy.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
slug'-ard: Found only in the Old Testament, and there only in Proverbs. It is the rendering given the word 'atsel everywhere in the Revised Version (British and American), but in the King James Version only in Proverbs 6:6, 9; Proverbs 10:26; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 20:4; 26:16 (elsewhere the King James Version translates by "slothful"). The root meaning of ['atsel] is "to be sluggish," "stupid." The English word "slug" is said to be "allied to slack" (Webster).
Sluggard (14 Occurrences)
Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 6:9 How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 15:19 The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV NIV)
Proverbs 19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. (WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 22:13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!" (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 24:30 I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; (WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 26:13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!" (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 26:14 As the door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 26:15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish. He is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)