'Toil' in the Bible
But to Adam he said, "Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground thanks to you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
He named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed."
So we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and he heard us and saw our humiliation, toil, and oppression.
What does a man acquire from all his labor and from the anxiety that accompanies his toil on earth?
What benefit can a worker gain from his toil?
and also that everyone should eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all his toil, for these things are a gift from God.
Better is one handful with some rest than two hands full of toil and chasing the wind.
A man who is all alone with no companion, he has no children nor siblings; yet there is no end to all his toil, and he is never satisfied with riches. He laments, "For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is futile and a burdensome task!
Just as he came forth from his mother's womb, naked will he return as he came, and he will take nothing in his hand that he may carry away from his toil.
To every man whom God has given wealth, and possessions, he has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God.
So I recommend the enjoyment of life, for there is nothing better on earth for a person to do except to eat, drink, and enjoy life. So joy will accompany him in his toil during the days of his life which God gives him on earth.
The toil of a stupid fool wears him out, because he does not even know the way to the city.
in hard work and toil, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, many times without food, in cold and without enough clothing.
For you recall, brothers and sisters, our toil and drudgery: By working night and day so as not to impose a burden on any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
So when I could bear it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter somehow tempted you and our toil had proven useless.