8 Bible Verses about Employment
Most Relevant Verses
“You must not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages due a hired hand must not remain with you until morning.
“Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land. You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.
Who can find a capable wife?
She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will not lack anything good. She rewards him with good, not evil,
all the days of her life.read more.
She selects wool and flax
and works with willing hands. She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from far away. She rises while it is still night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her female servants. She evaluates a field and buys it;
she plants a vineyard with her earnings. She draws on her strength
and reveals that her arms are strong. She sees that her profits are good,
and her lamp never goes out at night. She extends her hands to the spinning staff,
and her hands hold the spindle. Her hands reach out to the poor,
and she extends her hands to the needy. She is not afraid for her household when it snows,
for all in her household are doubly clothed. She makes her own bed coverings;
her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known at the city gates,
where he sits among the elders of the land. She makes and sells linen garments;
she delivers belts to the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing,
and she can laugh at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom
and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the activities of her household
and is never idle. Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her: “Many women are capable,
but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. Give her the reward of her labor,
and let her works praise her at the city gates.
For you yourselves know how you must imitate us: We were not irresponsible among you; we did not eat anyone’s food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you. It is not that we don’t have the right to support, but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us. read more.
In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.” For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work of others. Now we command and exhort such people by the Lord Jesus Christ that quietly working, they may eat their own food.
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
When our enemies heard that we knew their scheme and that God had frustrated it, every one of us returned to his own work on the wall. From that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers supported all the people of Judah, who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried the loads worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other. read more.
Each of the builders had his sword strapped around his waist while he was building, and the trumpeter was beside me. Then I said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: “The work is enormous and spread out, and we are separated far from one another along the wall. Wherever you hear the trumpet sound, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us!” So we continued the work, while half of the men were holding spears from daybreak until the stars came out. At that time, I also said to the people, “Let everyone and his servant spend the night inside Jerusalem, so that they can stand guard by night and work by day.” And I, my brothers, my men, and the guards with me never took off our clothes. Each carried his weapon, even when washing.
For you remember our labor and hardship, brothers. Working night and day so that we would not burden any of you, we preached God’s gospel to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelessly we conducted ourselves with you believers. As you know, like a father with his own children,