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29 Bible Verses about Industry

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Proverbs 28:19

The one who works his land
will have plenty of food,
but whoever chases fantasies
will have his fill of poverty.

Exodus 20:10

10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates.

Proverbs 31:13

She selects wool and flax
and works with willing hands.

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me.

Proverbs 24:30-31

I went by the field of a slacker
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense. Thistles had come up everywhere,
weeds covered the ground,
and the stone wall was ruined.

Proverbs 31:31

Give her the reward of her labor,
and let her works praise her at the city gates.

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer;
it gathers its food during harvest.

Proverbs 27:23-27

Know well the condition of your flock,
and pay attention to your herds, for wealth is not forever;
not even a crown lasts for all time. When hay is removed and new growth appears
and the grain from the hills is gathered in,read more.
lambs will provide your clothing,
and goats, the price of a field; there will be enough goat’s milk for your food—
food for your household
and nourishment for your female servants.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

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.

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Business life » Fidelity » Industry

Industry » Commended

Industry » Commanded

Industry » Requisite to supply » Our own wants

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me.

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Proverbs 31:13-31

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 servants. read more.
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.

Industry » Exemplified

Acts 18:3

and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Industry » Requisite to supply » Wants of others

Industry » Instances of » Paul

Acts 18:3

and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Acts 20:33-34

I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs, and for those who were with me.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

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.

Industry » The slothful devoid of

Proverbs 24:30-31

I went by the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense. Thistles had come up everywhere, weeds covered the ground, and the stone wall was ruined.

Industry » Exemplified » David

1 Samuel 16:11

Samuel asked him, “Are these all the sons you have?”“There is still the youngest,” he answered, “but right now he’s tending the sheep.” Samuel told Jesse, “Send for him. We won’t sit down to eat until he gets here.”

Industry » Leads to » Affection of relatives

Industry » Leads to » Increase of substance

Industry » Leads to » General commendation

Proverbs 31:31

Give her the reward of her labor,
and let her works praise her at the city gates.

Industry » Early rising necessary to

Industry » Illustrated

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest.

Industry » Exemplified » Jeroboam

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.

Industry » Exemplified » Jewish elders

Ezra 6:14-15

So the Jewish elders continued successfully with the building under the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah son of Iddo. They finished the building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia. This house was completed 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 speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

Industry » Exemplified » jacob

Industry » Required of man in a state of innocence

Industry » To be suspended on the sabbath

Exodus 20:10

10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates.

Industry » Required of man after the fall

Industry » Exemplified » Jethro's daughters

Exodus 2:10

When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”

Industry » Exemplified » Ruth

Ruth 2:2-3

Ruth the Moabitess asked Naomi, "Will you let me go into the fields and gather fallen grain behind someone who allows me to?" Naomi answered her, "Go ahead, my daughter." So Ruth left and entered the field to gather [grain] behind the harvesters. She happened to be in the portion of land belonging to Boaz, who was from Elimelech's family.

Industry » Instances of » Jeroboam

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.

Industry » Exemplified » Dorcas

Acts 9:39

So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Paul » Characteristics of » Industry

Acts 20:34

You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my needs and for those who were with me.

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

Ruth 2:23

Ruth stayed close to Boaz’s female servants and gathered grain until the barley and the wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Ruth 2:6-7

The servant answered, "She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab. She asked, 'Will you let me gather fallen grain among the bundles behind the harvesters?' She came and has remained from early morning until now, except that she rested a little in the shelter."

Ruth » Industry

Ruth 2:23

Ruth stayed close to Boaz’s female servants and gathered grain until the barley and the wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Ruth 2:6-7

The servant answered, "She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab. She asked, 'Will you let me gather fallen grain among the bundles behind the harvesters?' She came and has remained from early morning until now, except that she rested a little in the shelter."

Virtues » Industry » Commended

Virtues » Industry » Examples of

Acts 18:3

and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

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.

Ruth 2:17

So Ruth gathered grain in the field until evening. She beat out what she had gathered, and it was about 26 quarts of barley.

physical Work » Business life » Industry » Examples of

Acts 18:3

and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

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.

Ruth 2:17

So Ruth gathered grain in the field until evening. She beat out what she had gathered, and it was about 26 quarts of barley.

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