36 Bible Verses about Sluggards
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Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise; which having no chief, overseer, or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.
He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth. He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.
a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep; so your poverty will come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.
He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise; which having no chief, overseer, or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.read more.
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
"He also who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.' "But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter.read more.
You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest. Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away. Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion, and not after the tradition which they received from us.
Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.
One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and idle gluttons."
Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
that you won't be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.