'Work' in the Bible
Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.
so that strangers don't enrich themselves at your expense, and your work won't end up the possession of foreigners.
Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise:
How long will you be sleeping, O hater of work? when will you get up from your sleep?
"Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his work, before his deeds of old.
Then I [Wisdom] was beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always,
He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.
The work of the righteous is unto life, but the fruit of the wicked is for sin.
Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
The blessing of the Lord gives wealth: hard work makes it no greater.
Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him.
A woman who is full of grace is honoured, but a woman hating righteousness is a seat of shame: those hating work will undergo loss, but the strong keep their wealth.
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense.
A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man's hands will reward him.
The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work.
He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth.
The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.
Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.
There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.
The righteous house is itself a great treasure, but within the revenue of the wicked calamity is at work.
Thorns are round the way of the hater of work; but the road of the hard worker becomes a highway.
Entrust your work to the LORD, and your planning will succeed.
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.
A laborer's appetite works on his behalf, for his hunger urges him to work.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.
The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin, and will not even take it to his mouth again.
The hater of work will not do his ploughing because of the winter; so at the time of grain-cutting he will be requesting food and will get nothing.
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
The hearing ear and the seeing eye are equally the Lord's work.
The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
A slacker's craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work.
The hater of work says, There is a lion outside: I will be put to death in the streets.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.
If you say, "But we didn't know about this," won't He who weighs hearts consider it? Won't He who protects your life know? Won't He repay a person according to his work?
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
I went by the field of the hater of work, and by the vine-garden of the man without sense;
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth [the material for] a vessel for the silversmith [to work up].
The hater of work says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
A door is turned on its pillar, and the hater of work on his bed.
The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin: lifting it again to his mouth is a weariness to him.
The hater of work seems to himself wiser than seven men who are able to give an answer with good sense.
She obtains wool and flax, and she is pleased to work with her hands.
And she riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and the day's work to her maidens.
After looking at a field with care, she gets it for a price, planting a vine-garden with the profit of her work.
She begins her work vigorously, and she strengthens her arms.
She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt, and distrust].
She works with her own hands on her clothes her hands work the sewing spindle.
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