There I was—the heat consumed me by day and the frost by night, and sleep fled from my eyes.
So Ruth gathered grain in the field until evening. She beat out what she had gathered, and it was about 26 quarts of barley.
1 Kings 11:28
Now the man Jeroboam was capable, and Solomon noticed the young man because he was getting things done. So he appointed him over the entire labor force of the house of Joseph.
So we continued the work, while half of the men were holding spears from daybreak until the stars came out.
She watches over the activities of her household
and is never idle.
and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
1 Corinthians 4:12
we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;