'Industry' in the Bible
This is to give the king word that we went into the land of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is made of great stones, and has its walls supported with wood, and the work is going on with industry, and they are doing it well.
Does the hawk fly by thy industry and stretch her wings toward the south?
He gave the increase of their fields to worms, the fruits of their industry to the locusts.
Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.
The purposes of the man of industry have their outcome only in wealth; but one who is over-quick in acting will only come to be in need.
Be still, you inhabitants of the coast, you merchants of Sidon, your messengers passing over the sea have replenished you [with wealth and industry],
He who has been a thief must steal no more, but, instead of that, should work with his own hands in honest industry, so that he may have something of which he can give the needy a share.
I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked [men] and have tested and critically appraised those who call [themselves] apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars.