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11 Bible Verses about Wasting Time

Most Relevant Verses

Ephesians 5:16-17

making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Proverbs 26:14

A door turns on its hinges,
and a slacker, on his bed.

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?
When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer;
it gathers its food during harvest.

Colossians 4:5-6

Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

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