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31 Bible Verses about Working Hard And Not Being Lazy
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Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the slack hand will be put to forced labor.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn,
So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage,
But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
In all labor there is profit,
But mere talk leads only to poverty.
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men.
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
Let the labor be heavier on the men, and let them work at it so that they will pay no attention to false words.”
The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
- Active Lifestyles
- Avoiding Poverty
- Business Ethics
- Diligence And Laziness Contrasted
- Diligence, Results Of
- Diligence, Rewards Of
- Doing Your Best
- Forced Labour
- Hard Tasks
- Idleness Leads To
- Idleness, Consequences Of
- In Men's Presence
- Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of
- Men Working
- Poverty, Causes Of
- Servants, Good
- Serving God
- Sloth, Leads To
- Success And Hard Work