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23 Bible Verses about Hard Work

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John 4:38

I sent you to reap what you didn’t labor for; others have labored, and you have benefited from their labor.”

John 4:39

Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.”

John 4:37

For in this case the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’

Ecclesiastes 2:18

I hated all my work that I labored at under the sun because I must leave it to the man who comes after me.

Proverbs 5:10

strangers will drain your resources,
and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house.

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Christ’s slave.

Matthew 20:12

‘These last men put in one hour, and you made them equal to us who bore the burden of the day and the burning heat!’

Isaiah 65:22

They will not build and others live in them;
they will not plant and others eat.
For My people’s lives will be
like the lifetime of a tree.
My chosen ones will fully enjoy
the work of their hands.

2 Corinthians 8:13

It is not that there may be relief for others and hardship for you, but it is a question of equality—

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

2 Peter 3:16

He speaks about these things in all his letters in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable twist them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.

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