Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
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Basil the Great

AD 379
Why should we dwell upon the amount of evil there is in idleness, when the apostle clearly prescribes that he who does not work should not eat? As daily sustenance is necessary for everyone, so labor in proportion to one’s strength is also essential. Not vainly has Solomon written in praise: “and she has not eaten her bread idle.”

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Idle, out of a sense of duty, and not through avarice.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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