40 Bible Verses about Work Ethic
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Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?
All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.