Proverbs 12:27 (NKJV) — 27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession.
Wastefulness and diligence. This verse uses persons who do not roast animals killed in hunting as examples of laziness. Lazy people typically waste valuable resources and start projects without finishing them. A sign of diligence is the careful preservation of resources. Diligence produces quality items that last; laziness produces shoddy items soon discarded.