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17 Bible Verses about Labor

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2 Thessalonians 3:7

For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us, that we did not behave irresponsibly among you,

Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

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Feast of jubilee » Enactments respecting » Cessation » Labor

Leviticus 25:11

{You shall have the fiftieth year as a Jubilee}; you must not reap its aftergrowth, and you must not harvest its unpruned vines.

Feast of sabbatical year » Enactments respecting » Cessation » Labor

Leviticus 25:4-5

But in the seventh year it shall be {a Sabbath of complete rest} for the land--a Sabbath for Yahweh; you must not sow your field, and you must not prune your vineyard. You must not reap your harvest's aftergrowth, and you must not harvest the grapes of your unpruned vines--it shall be {a year of complete rest} for the land.

Labor » Those that labor

Proverbs 16:26

The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him.

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

Labor » Who shall eat the fruits of their labor

1 Corinthians 3:3-9

for you are still fleshly. For where [there is] jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and do you not live like [unregenerate] people? For whenever anyone says, "I am with Paul," and another, "I [am] with Apollos," are you not [merely] human? Therefore, what is Apollos and what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, and to each as the Lord gave. read more.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing [it] to grow. So then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who is causing [it] to grow. Now the one who plants and the one who waters are one, but each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.

Psalm 128:1-2

Blessed [is] everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways. You will indeed eat of the labor of your hands; you [will be] happy and [it will be] well with you.

Isaiah 65:22-23

They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat. For the days of my people [shall be] like the days of tree, and my chosen ones shall enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor for nothing, and they shall not give birth to horror, for they {shall be offspring blessed by} Yahweh, and their descendants with them.

Labor » Who shall rest from their labors

Isaiah 55:1-2

"Ho! Everyone thirsty, come to the waters! And whoever has no money, come, buy and eat, and come, buy without money, wine and milk without price! Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.

Matthew 11:25-30

At that time Jesus answered [and] said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these [things] from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to young children. Yes, Father, for [to do] so {was your gracious will}. All [things] have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and {anyone to whom} the Son wants to reveal [him]. read more.
Come to me, all [of you] who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke [is] easy to carry and my burden is light."

Labor » Laboring

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to aspire to live a quiet life, and to attend to {your own business}, and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you may live decently toward those outside, and may have need of nothing.

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 the days of my people [shall be] like the days of tree, and my chosen ones shall enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor for nothing, and they shall not give birth to horror, for they {shall be offspring blessed by} Yahweh, and their descendants with them.

Labor » The laborers of the harvest

Luke 10:1-12

And after these [things], the Lord also appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two before {him} into every town and place where he was about to go. And he said to them, "The harvest [is] plentiful, but the workers [are] few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest that he send out workers into his harvest. Go! Behold, I am sending you out like lambs in the midst of wolves! read more.
Do not carry a money bag or a traveler's bag or sandals, and greet no one along the road. And into whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace [be] to this household!" And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him. But if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking {whatever they provide}, for the worker [is] worthy of his pay. Do not move from house to house. And into whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat {whatever is} set before you, and heal the sick in it, and say to them, "The kingdom of God has come near to you." But into whatever town you enter and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets [and] say, "Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you! Nevertheless know this: that the kingdom of God has come near!" I tell you that it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town!

Matthew 9:35-38

And Jesus was going around all the towns and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and every sickness. And [when he] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were weary and dejected, like sheep that did not have a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest [is] plentiful, but the workers [are] few. read more.
Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest that he send out workers into his harvest."

Labor » What not to labor for

John 6:26-27

Jesus replied to them and said, "Truly, truly I say to you, you seek me not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied! Do not work for the food that perishes, but the food that remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has set his seal on this one."

Labor » Man’s work

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon [it]. But each one must direct his attention to how he is building upon [it]. For no one is able to lay another foundation than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds upon the foundation [with] gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, read more.
the work of each one will become evident. For the day will reveal [it], because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the work of each one, of what sort it is. If anyone's work that he has built upon [it] remains, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

Labor » Why you should labor

2 Thessalonians 3:8

nor did we eat bread from anyone without paying, but with toil and labor, [we were] working night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you,

Labor » God working in you

Labor » Those that do the work of the lord deceitfully

Jeremiah 48:10

[The one who] does the work of Yahweh [with] slackness [is] cursed, and [the one who] keeps away blood from his sword [is] cursed.

Labor » The labor of the righteous

Labor » Who refuses to labor

Proverbs 21:25

The craving of a lazy person will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.

Labor » Labor profiting

Labor » The recompense of a man’s hands

Proverbs 12:14

From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he is filled with good, and the reward of {a man's labor} will return to him.

Labor » Who labors in vain

Labor » What to labor for

John 6:26-27

Jesus replied to them and said, "Truly, truly I say to you, you seek me not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied! Do not work for the food that perishes, but the food that remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has set his seal on this one."

Labor » The work of the lord

Tribute » Often exacted in » Labor

1 Kings 9:15

This [is] the account of the forced labor that King Solomon conscripted to build the house of Yahweh and his house, the Millo, the walls of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:21

their children who remained after them in the land, whom the {Israelites} were not able to completely destroy, Solomon conscripted them for forced labor, until this very day.

1 Kings 5:13

Then King Solomon conscripted a forced labor from all Israel, and the forced labor [numbered] thirty thousand men.

Topics on Labor

Labor, Spiritual Aspects Of

43;4;38

I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have worked, and you have entered into their work."

The Benefits Of Labor

20;14;23

In all toil, there is profit, but the {talk} of lips [leads] only to poverty.