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17 Bible Verses about Labor

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2 Thessalonians 3:7

For you know in what manner you ought to imitate us, for we did not walk disorderly among you,

Genesis 3:17-19

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the grass of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

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Feast of jubilee » Enactments respecting » Cessation » Labor

Leviticus 25:11

A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you; ye shall not sow nor reap that which grows of itself in it nor fence in thy consecrated vine.

Feast of sabbatical year » Enactments respecting » Cessation » Labor

Leviticus 25:4-5

but the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath unto the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field nor prune thy vineyard. That which grows of its own accord in thy land that was harvested, thou shalt not reap; neither fence in the grapes of thy consecrated vine; for it is a year of rest unto the land.

Labor » Those that labor

Proverbs 28:19

He that tills his land shall be filled with bread, but he that follows after vain persons shall be filled with poverty.

Proverbs 16:26

The soul of him that labours, labours for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the servant is sweet whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

Labor » Who shall eat the fruits of their labor

1 Corinthians 3:3-9

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men? For while one says, I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollos, are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul? and who is Apollos? but servants by whom ye believed, each one according to that which the Lord gave. read more.
I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that plants anything, neither he that waters, but God that gives the increase. Now he that plants and he that waters are one although each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God; ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

Psalm 128:1-2

Blessed is every one that fears the LORD, that walks in his ways. When thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Isaiah 65:22-23

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of the trees shall be the days of my people, and my elect shall perpetuate the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor give birth with fear; for their births are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring shall be with them.

Labor » Who shall rest from their labors

Isaiah 55:1-2

Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that has no money; come ye, buy, and eat; come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Matthew 11:25-30

At that time Jesus answered and said, I praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and understanding and hast revealed them unto children. Even so, Father, for thus it was pleasing in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father, and no one has known the Son but the Father, neither has anyone known the Father except the Son and he unto whom the Son will reveal him. read more.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Labor » Laboring

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you, that ye may walk honestly toward those that are without, and that ye may desire nothing from any one.

Labor » Who shall not labor in vain

Isaiah 65:22-23

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of the trees shall be the days of my people, and my elect shall perpetuate the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, nor give birth with fear; for their births are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring shall be with them.

Labor » The laborers of the harvest

Luke 10:1-12

After these things the Lord appointed another seventy also and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he himself would come. Therefore he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go; behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. read more.
Carry neither purse nor provision bag nor shoes, and greet no one on the way. And into whatever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if indeed there is a son of peace there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatever city ye enter and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you and heal the sick that are therein and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come near unto you. But into whatever city ye enter and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same and say, Even the very dust of your city which cleaves on us we do wipe off against you; notwithstanding be ye sure of this that the kingdom of God is come near unto you. But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.

Matthew 9:35-38

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every weakness among the people. And when he saw the multitude, he was moved with compassion on them because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then he said unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; read more.
pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Labor » What not to labor for

John 6:26-27

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye have seen the signs, but because ye ate of the loaves and were filled. Labour not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you, for him has God the Father sealed.

Labor » Man’s work

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds upon it. But let each one see how the building is built. For no one can lay another foundation than that laid, which is Jesus the Christ. Now if anyone builds upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble, read more.
the work of each one shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare it because it shall be revealed by fire; the work of each one, whatever sort it is, the fire shall put it to test. If the work of anyone abides which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If anyone's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.

Labor » Why you should labor

2 Thessalonians 3:8

neither did we eat any man's bread for nought, but working with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,

Labor » God working in you

Labor » Those that do the work of the lord deceitfully

Labor » The labor of the righteous

Labor » Who refuses to labor

Proverbs 21:25

The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Labor » Labor profiting

Labor » The recompense of a man’s hands

Proverbs 12:14

Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Labor » Who labors in vain

Labor » What to labor for

John 6:26-27

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye have seen the signs, but because ye ate of the loaves and were filled. Labour not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you, for him has God the Father sealed.

Labor » The work of the lord

Tribute » Often exacted in » Labor

1 Kings 9:15

And this is the account of the levy which King Solomon raised to build the house of the LORD and his own house and Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Hazor and Megiddo and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:21

their children that were left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, upon those Solomon levied a tribute of bondservice unto this day.

1 Kings 5:13

And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel, and the levy was thirty thousand men,

Topics on Labor

Labor, Spiritual Aspects Of

43;4;38

I have sent you to reap that upon which ye bestowed no labour; others laboured, and ye have entered into their labours.

The Benefits Of Labor

20;14;23

In all labour there is fruit, but to talk and not do, brings poverty.