'Labour' in the Bible
And they journeyed from Bethel, and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath when Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
And it came to pass when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work;
Six days thou shalt labour and do all thy work,
And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labour and our oppression.
And they returned to Joshua and said unto him, Let not all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; do not make all the people to labour there; for they are but few.
And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour and cities which ye did not build, and ye dwell in them and eat of vineyards and oliveyards which ye did not plant.
Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let each one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that by night they may be a guard to us, and labour by day.
Also I shook my lap and said, Thus will God shake out each man from his house and from his labour, that does not perform this promise, even thus shall he be shaken out and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.
Wilt thou trust him because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave thy labour to him?
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, not fearing that her labour is in vain,
The days of our years are seventy, and of the most valiant eighty years, yet their strength is labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Man goes forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
and gave them the lands of the Gentiles, and they inherited the labour of the nations,
Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was no one to help.
Let the extortioner catch all that he has, and let the strangers spoil his labour.
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labour in vain that build it; unless the LORD keeps the city, the watchmen watch in vain.
When thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
that our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in nor going out; that there be no shout of alarm in our streets.
The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.
In all labour there is fruit, but to talk and not do, brings poverty.
The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.
Do not labour to be rich; cease from thine own wisdom.
What profit does a man have of all his labour which he takes under the sun?
All things are full of labour; more than man can express; the eye is not satisfied with seeing nor the ear filled with hearing.
And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, and this was my portion of all my labour.
At last I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun, which I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
And who knows whether he shall be a wise man or a fool, he who shall have rule over all my labour in which I have laboured and in which I have showed myself wise under the sun? This is also vanity.
Therefore my heart began to despair again regarding all the labour which I took under the sun.
For what does man have of all his labour and of the vexation of his heart in which he has laboured under the sun?
There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. I also have seen that this is from the hand of God.
And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour; it is the gift of God.
It is the man who is alone, without a successor, who has neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity and sore travail.
Two are better than one because they have a better reward for their labour.
As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
Behold therefore the good which I have seen: that good is to eat and to drink and to enjoy of the good of all his labour that he takes under the sun all the days of his life, which God gives him; for it is his portion.
Likewise, unto every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, he has also given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
All the labour of man is for his mouth, and with all this the appetite is not filled.
Therefore I commended joy because a man has no better thing under the sun than to eat and to drink and to be merry, for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou dost love all the days which thou art to live in this lake of vanity, which are given unto thee; all the days of thy vanity under the sun: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour in which thou dost work under the sun.
The labour of the foolish wearies all of them because they do not know how to go to the city.
Therefore I said, Leave me; I will weep bitterly; do not labour to comfort me of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee; they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is no one else; there is none other beside God.
Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
They shall not labour in vain, nor give birth with fear; for their births are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring shall be with them.
For shame has devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth: their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
Why did I come forth out of the womb? To see labour and sorrow that my days should be consumed with shame?
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly cast down, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and peoples and nations shall labour in vain in the fire to save her, and they shall become weary.
And they shall deal with thee hatefully and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be uncovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour with which he served against her because they wrought for me, said the Lord GOD.
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now thou shalt go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
Is this not of the LORD of the hosts? Therefore the peoples shall labour for the fire, and the Gentiles shall weary themselves in vain.
Because the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be on the vines; the labour of the olive shall lie, and the cultivated fields shall yield no food; the sheep shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
And I called for a drought upon this land and upon the mountains and upon the wheat and upon the wine and upon the oil and upon that which the earth brings forth and upon the men, and upon the beasts and upon every labour of hands.
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone there are seven eyes; behold, I will engrave his labour, saith the LORD of the hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I have sent you to reap that upon which ye bestowed no labour; others laboured, and ye have entered into their labours.
Labour not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you, for him has God the Father sealed.
Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, who laboured much in the Lord.
Now he that plants and he that waters are one although each one shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
and labour, working with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
in labour and travail, in many watches, in hunger and thirst, in many fasts, in cold and nakedness.
I am afraid for you, lest I have bestowed labour upon you in vain.
Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour, yet I do not know what to choose.
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labour and fellowsoldier, but your messenger and he that ministered to my needs.
in which I continue to labour, contending according to his operation, which he works in me mightily.
remembering without ceasing the work of your faith and labour and charity and of waiting with the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail, for labouring night and day, not to be a burden unto any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.
For this cause I, also, not waiting any longer, have sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter has tempted you and our labour is in vain.
And we beseech you, brethren, to recognize those who labour among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you
neither did we eat any man's bread for nought, but working with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,
For this we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
Let the elders that govern well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and doctrine.
But watch thou in all things, labour, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.
I know thy works and thy labour and thy patience and how thou canst not bear those who are evil; and thou hast tried those who say they are apostles and are not and hast found them liars,
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