17 Bible Verses about Physical Labour
Most Relevant Verses
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow
until you return to the ground,
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”
“Work may be done for six days, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, a sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord wherever you live.
Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.
There is profit in all hard work,
but endless talk leads only to poverty.
Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. “So who am I struggling for,” he asks, “and depriving myself from good?” This too is futile and a miserable task.
Why do you spend money on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.
Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him.”