The Fact Of Toil
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And He said to Adam, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'Do not eat from it': The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life.
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."
Our lives last seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow; indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.
There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.
by beatings, by imprisonments, by riots, by labors, by sleepless nights, by times of hunger,
labor and hardship, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, cold, and lacking clothing.
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.
In every way I've shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,
The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.
I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars.
And he named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us relief from the agonizing labor of our hands, caused by the ground the Lord has cursed."
"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.