She gets her meat in the summer, storing up food at the time of the grain-cutting.
All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
Provides her supplies in the summer, [And] gathers her food in the harvest.
Provideth her food in the summer, [and] gathereth her food in the harvest.
in summertime it stores its food supply. At harvest time it gathers its food.
yet it prepares its food in the summer; it gathers at the harvest what it will eat.*
6:8 yet it prepares its food in the summer;
it gathers at the harvest what it will eat.485
tc The LXX adds a lengthy section at the end of the verse on the lesson from the bee: “Or, go to the bee and learn how diligent she is and how seriously she does her work – her products kings and private persons use for health – she is desired and respected by all – though feeble in body, by honoring wisdom she obtains distinction.” The Greek translator thought the other insect should be mentioned (see C. H. Toy, Proverbs [ICC], 124).