The Fact Of Toil
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He told the man, "Because you have listened to what your wife said, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, "You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground because of you. You'll eat from it through pain-filled labor for the rest of your life.
You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you're buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You're made from dust and you'll return to dust."
We live for 70 years, or 80 years if we're healthy, yet even in the prime years there are troubles and sorrow. They pass by quickly and we fly away.
In hard work there is always profit, but too much chattering leads to poverty.
in beatings, imprisonments, and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights, and hunger;
in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, through hunger, thirst, many periods of fasting, coldness, and nakedness.
The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might earn something to give to the needy.
In every way I showed you that by working hard like this we should help the weak and remember the words that the Lord Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you.
Elders who handle their duties well should be considered worthy of double compensation, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
To this end we work hard and struggle, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, that is, of those who believe.
"I know what you've been doing, your toil, and your endurance. I also know that you cannot tolerate evil people. You have tested those who call themselves apostles, but are not, and have found them to be false.
whom he named Noah, because he said, "May this one comfort us from our work, from pain that is caused by our manual labor, and from the ground that the LORD has cursed."
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.