26 occurrences in 9 translations

'Labor' in the Bible

What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?

All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.

Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.

Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.

And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun This too is vanity.

Therefore I completely despaired of all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored under the sun.

For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, and with knowledge, and with skilfulness; yet to a man that hath not labored therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?

All his days [are] painful, his labor [brings] grief, and his heart cannot rest at night. This also [is] vanity!

There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.

I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.

moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor--it is the gift of God.

So I concluded that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy [the fruit of] his labor, for this is his lot in life. {For no one knows what will happen in the future.}

I saw that all labor and all skillful work is due to a man's jealousy of his friend. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.

Here is what I have seen to be good: it is appropriate to eat, drink, and experience good in all the labor one does under the sun during the few days of his life God has given him, because that is his reward.

God has also given riches and wealth to every man, and He has allowed him to enjoy them, take his reward, and rejoice in his labor. This is a gift of God,

God gives a man riches, property, and wealth so that he lacks nothing that his heart desires, yet God does not enable him to enjoy the fruit of his labor -- instead, someone else enjoys it! This is fruitless and a grave misfortune.

So I commended enjoyment, because there is nothing better for man under the sun except to eat, drink, and enjoy himself, for this will accompany him in his labor during the years of his days that God gives him under the sun.

then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however much a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of thy life of vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all thy days of vanity: for that is thy portion in life, and in thy labor wherein thou laborest under the sun.

The labor of fools wearieth every one of them; for he knoweth not how to go to the city.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוּץ 
'uwts 
Usage: 10

יגיע 
Y@giya` 
Usage: 16

יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 26

יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 1

יגע 
Yagea` 
Usage: 3

ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

לבן 
Laban 
Usage: 55

מעשׂה 
Ma`aseh 
Usage: 234

סבל 
Cabal 
Usage: 9

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

עבודה עבדה 
`abodah 
Usage: 146

עמל 
`amal 
Usage: 11

עמל 
`amel 
Usage: 9

עצב 
`etseb 
Usage: 7

פּעלּה 
P@`ullah 
Usage: 14

ἀγωνίζομαι 
Agonizomai 
Usage: 5

ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

ἐργάτης 
Ergates 
Usage: 6

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

κόπος 
Kopos 
Usage: 13

σπουδάζω 
Spoudazo 
Usage: 11

συναθλέω 
sunathleo 
Usage: 2

συνεργός 
sunergos 
Usage: 13

φιλοτιμέομαι 
Philotimeomai 
Usage: 3



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