The Fact Of Toil
Most Relevant Verses
To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away.
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
in beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;
in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.
Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,
Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
"I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can't tolerate evil men, and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.
and he named him Noah, saying, "This same will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, because of the ground which Yahweh has cursed."
"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.