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29 Bible Verses about Industry

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Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.

Proverbs 28:19

He who cultivates his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless people and pursuits will have poverty enough.

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

Exodus 20:10

But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, your daughter, your manservant, your maidservant, your domestic animals, or the sojourner within your gates.

Proverbs 31:13

She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it].

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me.

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Proverbs 24:30-31

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles were covering its face, and its stone wall was broken down.

Proverbs 31:31

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise! -- " Which, having no chief, overseer, or ruler, Provides her food in the summer and gathers her supplies in the harvest.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds; For riches are not forever; does a crown endure to all generations? When the hay is gone, the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountain are gathered in,read more.
The lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats [will furnish you] the price of a field. And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance of your maids.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

For while we were yet with you, we gave you this rule and charge: If anyone will not work, neither let him eat. Indeed, we hear that some among you are disorderly [that they are passing their lives in idleness, neglectful of duty], being busy with other people's affairs instead of their own and doing no work. Now we charge and exhort such persons [as ministers in Him exhorting those] in the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) that they work in quietness and earn their own food and other necessities.

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Business life » Fidelity » Industry

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.

Industry » Commended

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.

Industry » Commanded

Industry » Requisite to supply » Our own wants

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me.

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Proverbs 31:13-31

She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it]. She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuffs; she brings her household's food from a far [country]. She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks. read more.
She considers a [new] field before she buys or accepts it [expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other duties]; with her savings [of time and strength] she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard. She girds herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical fitness for her God-given task] and makes her arms strong and firm. She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt, and distrust]. She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit]. She fears not the snow for her family, for all her household are doubly clothed in scarlet. She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is of linen, pure and fine, and of purple [such as that of which the clothing of the priests and the hallowed cloths of the temple were made]. Her husband is known in the [city's] gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes fine linen garments and leads others to buy them; she delivers to the merchants girdles [or sashes that free one up for service]. Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]! She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction]. She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat. Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying], Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all. Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised! Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!

Industry » Exemplified

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked [together], for they were tentmakers by trade.

Industry » Requisite to supply » Wants of others

Acts 20:35

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive.

Industry » Instances of » Paul

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked [together], for they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 20:33-34

I coveted no man's silver or gold or [costly] garments. You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

Nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and struggle we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden or impose on any of you [for our support].

Industry » The slothful devoid of

Proverbs 24:30-31

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles were covering its face, and its stone wall was broken down.

Industry » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 16:11

Then [he] said to Jesse, Are all your sons here? [Jesse] said, There is yet the youngest; he is tending the sheep. Samuel said to Jesse, Send for him; for we will not sit down to eat until he is here.

Industry » Leads to » Affection of relatives

Industry » Leads to » Increase of substance

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

Industry » Leads to » General commendation

Proverbs 31:31

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!

Industry » Early rising necessary to

Industry » Illustrated

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise! -- " Which, having no chief, overseer, or ruler, Provides her food in the summer and gathers her supplies in the harvest.

Industry » Exemplified » Jeroboam

1 Kings 11:28

The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the [forced] labor of the house of Joseph.

Industry » Exemplified » Jewish elders

Ezra 6:14-15

And the elders of the Jews built and prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished their building as commanded by the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia. And this house was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.

Industry » Exemplified » Rachel

Genesis 29:9

While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she shepherded them.

Industry » Exemplified » jacob

Genesis 31:6

You know that I have served your father with all my might and power.

Industry » Required of man in a state of innocence

Industry » To be suspended on the sabbath

Exodus 20:10

But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, your daughter, your manservant, your maidservant, your domestic animals, or the sojourner within your gates.

Industry » Required of man after the fall

Industry » Exemplified » Jethro's daughters

Exodus 2:10

And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. And she called him Moses, for she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Industry » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2-3

And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor. Naomi said to her, Go, my daughter. And [Ruth] went and gleaned in a field after the reapers; and she happened to stop at the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.

Industry » Instances of » Jeroboam

1 Kings 11:28

The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the [forced] labor of the house of Joseph.

Industry » Exemplified » Dorcas

Acts 9:39

So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them.

Paul » Characteristics of » Industry

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those [of the persons] who were with me.

Rose » Ruth , the woman of constancy, characteristics of » Industry

Ruth 2:23

So she kept close to the maidens of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Ruth 2:6-7

And the servant set over the reapers answered, She is the Moabitish girl who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves. So she came and has continued from early morning until now, except when she rested a little in the house.

Ruth » Industry

Ruth 2:23

So she kept close to the maidens of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Ruth 2:6-7

And the servant set over the reapers answered, She is the Moabitish girl who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves. So she came and has continued from early morning until now, except when she rested a little in the house.

Virtues » Industry » Commended

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits is lacking in sense and is without understanding.

Virtues » Industry » Examples of

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked [together], for they were tentmakers by trade.

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

1 Kings 11:28

The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the [forced] labor of the house of Joseph.

Ruth 2:17

So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned. It was about an ephah of barley.

physical Work » Business life » Industry » Examples of

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked [together], for they were tentmakers by trade.

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

1 Kings 11:28

The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the [forced] labor of the house of Joseph.

Ruth 2:17

So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned. It was about an ephah of barley.

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Industry, Examples Of

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This was [my lot]; by day the heat consumed me and by night the cold, and I could not sleep.