As it was, I was attacked by drought during the day and by cold at night. I never got any decent rest.
So Ruth gathered grain out in the field until dusk, and then threshed what she had gathered about a week's supply of barley.
1 Kings 11:28
Jeroboam was a valiant soldier, and because Solomon observed that the young man was able to get things done, he set him in charge over all of the conscripted labor from the household of Joseph.
So we worked hard, half of us holding spears from dawn to dusk.
She looks discretely to the affairs of her household, and she is never lazy.
and because they had the same trade he stayed with them. They worked together because they were tentmakers by trade.
1 Corinthians 4:12
We wear ourselves out from working with our own hands. When insulted, we bless. When persecuted, we endure.