'Diligent' in the Bible
Poor is he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
The purposes of the diligent are only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
because indeed the exhortation he accepted, and being more diligent, of his own accord he went forth unto you,
and we sent with them our brother, whom we proved in many things many times being diligent, and now much more diligent, by the great confidence that is toward you,
only, of the poor that we should be mindful, which also I was diligent -- this very thing -- to do.
being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;
be diligent to present thyself approved to God -- a workman irreproachable, rightly dividing the word of the truth;
Be diligent to come unto me quickly,
be diligent to come before winter. Salute thee doth Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis, for there to winter I have determined.
May we be diligent, then, to enter into that rest, that no one in the same example of the unbelief may fall,
wherefore, the rather, brethren, be diligent to make stedfast your calling and choice, for these things doing, ye may never stumble,
and I will be diligent that also at every time ye have, after my outgoing, power to make to yourselves the remembrance of these things.
wherefore, beloved, these things waiting for, be diligent, spotless and unblameable, by Him to be found in peace,