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Theasaurus: Laziness

19 Bible Verses about Laziness

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar is to the mouth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him.

Proverbs 26:13

The lazy person claims, "There is a lion in the road! There's a lion in the streets!"

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long will you lie down, lazy man? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and your poverty will come on you like a bandit and your desperation like an armed man.

Nehemiah 6:3

So I sent messengers to them, replying "I am involved in a great endeavor, so I can't leave. Why should the work stop while I leave it to come down to you?"

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise. It has no commander, officer, or ruler, but prepares its provisions in the summer and gathers its food in the harvest.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat." We hear that some of you are living in idleness. You are not busy working you are busy interfering in other people's lives! We order and encourage such people by the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

Matthew 25:26-30

"His master answered him, "You evil and lazy servant! So you knew that I harvested where I haven't planted and gathered where I haven't scattered any seed? Then you should've invested my money with the bankers. When I returned, I would've received my money back with interest.' Then the master said, "Take the talent from him and give it to the man who has the ten talents, read more.
because to everyone who has something, more will be given, and he'll have more than enough. But from the person who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away from him. Throw this useless servant into the darkness outside! In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"

From Thematic Bible

Laziness » Lazy people

Laziness » Not being lazy

Hebrews 6:11-12

But we want each of you to continue to be diligent to the very end, in order to give full assurance to your hope. Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.

Romans 12:10-11

Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other. Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.

Laziness » What laziness does

Proverbs 23:20-21

Don't associate with heavy drinkers or dine with gluttons, because drunks and gluttons tend to become poor, and drowsiness will clothe them in rags.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

Through slothfulness the roof deteriorates, and a house leaks because of idleness.

Topics on Laziness

Diligence And Laziness Contrasted


Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.

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