Most Relevant Verses
Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.
The lazy person craves, yet receives nothing, but the desires of the diligent are satisfied.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to have the Lord find you at peace and without spot or fault.
You are to maintain just balances and reliable standards for weights, dry volumes, and liquid volumes. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Because of this, the administrators and regional authorities tried to bring allegations of dereliction of duty in government affairs against Daniel, but they were unable to find any charges of corruption. Daniel was trustworthy, and no evidence of negligence or corruption could be found against him.
The LORD hates false scales, but he delights in accurate weights.
Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise. It has no commander, officer, or ruler, but prepares its provisions in the summer and gathers its food in the harvest.
Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but whoever works diligently increases his prosperity.
"For the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and against Jerusalem; he will punish the speech that comes from that willful heart of Assyria's king and the haughty look in his eyes.
They take bribes among you to shed blood. You've taken usury and exacted interest. You've gained control over your neighbor through extortion. And you've forgotten me," declares the Lord GOD.
"Therefore, since you trample the poor continuously, taxing his grain, building houses of stone in which you won't live and planting fine vineyards from which you won't drink
As a partridge gathers together eggs that it didn't lay, so is a person who amasses wealth unjustly. In the middle of his life it will leave him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool."
- Balances, For Business
- Deception, Forbidden By God
- Diligence, Rewards Of
- Dishonesty Condemned
- Injustice, Examples Of
- Just Weights
- Money Blessings
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Riches, Ungodly Use Of
- Servants, Good
- Shame Of Bad Conduct
- Unjust Gain