Work, And The Fall

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Genesis 3:17-19

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Genesis 5:29

And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one {shall relieve us} from our work, and from the hard labor of our hands, from the ground which Yahweh had cursed.

Deuteronomy 25:13

"There shall not be {for your use} in your bag {two kinds of stone weights, a large one and a small one}.

Exodus 1:11-14

And they appointed commanders of forced labor over them in order to oppress them with their {forced labor}, and they built storage cities for Pharaoh--Pithom and Rameses. And as he oppressed them, so they became many, and so they spread out, and [the Egyptians] were afraid because of the presence of the {Israelites}. And the Egyptians ruthlessly compelled the {Israelites} to work.read more.
And they made their lives bitter with hard work with mortar and with bricks and with all [sorts] of work in the field--with all their work in which they ruthlessly enslaved them.

1 Kings 12:4

"Your father made our yoke heavy; now lighten the hard labor of your father and the heavy yoke which he placed on us, and we will serve you."

Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, lazy! Consider its ways and be wise. It has no chief, officer, or ruler. In the summer, it prepares its food; in the harvest, it gathers its sustenance.read more.
How long will you lie down, lazy? When will you rise up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest-- like a {robber} shall your poverty come, and what you lack like an armed man.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a lazy person, and over the vineyard of a person lacking {sense}; and behold, it was overgrown--all of it was covered [with] thorns, its surface with nettles, and {its stone wall} was broken down. Then I myself saw and my heart considered; I looked, and I took hold of instruction:read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest, and your poverty will come running, and your lack like an armed warrior.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-11

For even when we were with you, we used to command this to you: that if anyone does not want to work, neither should he eat. For we hear [that] some among you are living irresponsibly, working [at] nothing, but being busybodies.

Exodus 18:17-18

And the father-in-law of Moses said to him, "The thing that you are doing is not good. Surely you will wear out, both you and this people who [are] with you, because the thing [is too] {difficult} for you. You are not able to do it alone.

Luke 10:41-42

But the Lord answered [and] said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many [things]! But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing], for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

Luke 12:15-21

And he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not [even] when someone has an abundance {does} his life [consist] of his possessions." And he told a parable to them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, 'What should I do? For I do not have anywhere I can gather in my crops.'read more.
And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will gather in there all my grain and possessions. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many possessions stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, celebrate!" ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So [is] the one who stores up treasure for himself, and who is not rich toward God!"

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