Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
And he saith, 'Remiss -- ye are remiss, therefore ye are saying, Let us go, let us sacrifice to Jehovah;
Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the slothful to those sending him.
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
He also that is remiss in his work, A brother he is to a destroyer.
Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!
Near the field of a slothful man I passed by, And near the vineyard of a man lacking heart.
The slothful hath said, 'A lion is in the way, A lion is in the broad places.'
All that thy hand findeth to do, with thy power do, for there is no work, and device, and knowledge, and wisdom in Sheol whither thou art going.
Blind are his watchmen -- all of them, They have not known, All of them are dumb dogs, they are not able to bark, Dozing, lying down, loving to slumber.
'And his lord answering said to him, Evil servant, and slothful, thou hadst known that I reap where I did not sow, and I gather whence I did not scatter!
and ye yourselves know that to my necessities, and to those who were with me, minister did these hands;
whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,
2 Thessalonians 3:6
And we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother disorderly walking, and not after the deliverance that ye received from us,
1 Timothy 5:13
and at the same time also, they learn to be idle, going about the houses; and not only idle, but also tattlers and busybodies, speaking the things they ought not;
for God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the labour of the love, that ye shewed to His name, having ministered to the saints and ministering;
and because of the abounding of the lawlessness, the love of the many shall become cold;
this one was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in the Spirit, was speaking and teaching exactly the things about the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John;
Salute you doth Epaphras, who is of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God,
Be confessing to one another the trespasses, and be praying for one another, that ye may be healed; very strong is a working supplication of a righteous man;
1 Peter 1:22
Your souls having purified in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to brotherly love unfeigned, out of a pure heart one another love ye earnestly,
1 Peter 4:8
and, before all things, to one another having the earnest love, because the love shall cover a multitude of sins;
'But I have against thee: That thy first love thou didst leave!
I have known thy works, that neither cold art thou nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.