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Theasaurus: Slothfulness

11 Bible Verses about Slothfulness

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Proverbs 18:9

He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!

Proverbs 24:30

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Proverbs 24:31

And, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles were covering its face, and its stone wall was broken down.

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way! A lion is in the streets!

Ecclesiastes 10:18

Through indolence the rafters [of state affairs] decay and the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

Matthew 25:26

But his master answered him, You wicked and lazy and idle servant! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?

2 Thessalonians 3:11

Indeed, we hear that some among you are disorderly [that they are passing their lives in idleness, neglectful of duty], being busy with other people's affairs instead of their own and doing no work.

Hebrews 6:12

In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith ( by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises.

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Ecclesiastes 10:18

Through indolence the rafters [of state affairs] decay and the roof sinks in, and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.