31 Bible Verses about Working Hard And Not Being Lazy
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The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord.
The diligent person will rule, but the slothful will become a slave.
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.
The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.
The lazy person does not roast his prey, but personal possessions are precious to the diligent.
The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.
The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
The one who is slack in his work is a brother to one who destroys.
Because of laziness the roof caves in, and because of idle hands the house leaks.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; observe its ways and be wise!
The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is like a highway.
Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.
In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty.
How long, you sluggard, will you lie there? When will you rise from your sleep?
On this topic we have much to say and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish in hearing.
because drunkards and gluttons become impoverished, and drowsiness clothes them with rags.
Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.
The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but the one who sleeps during the harvest is a son who brings shame to himself.
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: "If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat."
For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others.
speaking of these things in all his letters. Some things in these letters are hard to understand, things the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they also do to the rest of the scriptures.
A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord's work! A curse on anyone who keeps from carrying out his destruction!
The toil of a stupid fool wears him out, because he does not even know the way to the city.
Make the work harder for the men so they will keep at it and pay no attention to lying words!"
Leah's eyes were tender, but Rachel had a lovely figure and beautiful appearance.)
The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise child makes a father rejoice, but a foolish child is a grief to his mother.
Therefore, dear friends, since you are waiting for these things, strive to be found at peace, without spot or blemish, when you come into his presence.
The one who guards his words guards his life, but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.
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