'Work' in the Bible
By the seventh day God had completed the work he had been doing, so on the seventh day he stopped working on everything that he had done.
no shrubs had yet grown in the meadows of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there were no human beings to work the ground.
The LORD God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden in order to have him work it and guard it.
therefore the LORD God expelled the man from the garden of Eden so he would work the ground from which he had been taken.
Whenever you work the ground, it will no longer yield its produce to you, and you'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive."
Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who became a forger of bronze and iron work. Tubal-cain's sister was Naamah.
whom he named Noah, because he said, "May this one comfort us from our work, from pain that is caused by our manual labor, and from the ground that the LORD has cursed."
So Jacob completed another seven years' work, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
Jacob also married Rachel, since he loved her. He served Laban another full seven years' work for Rachel.
One day, though, he went into the house to do his work. None of the household servants were inside,
So the prison warden entrusted into Joseph's care all the prisoners who were confined in prison. Whatever they did, Joseph was in charge of the work detail.
making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.
The king of Egypt replied to them, "Moses and Aaron, why are you keeping the people from their labor? Go back to your work!"
So increase the work load on the people, and let them do it so they don't pay attention to deceptive speeches."
Go get straw for yourselves wherever you can find it, but your work quotas won't be reduced at all.'"
The taskmasters pressured them by saying, "Finish your work each day's quota just as when you were given straw."
Now, go! Get to work! And straw won't be given to you, but you are to deliver the same number of bricks!"
Also, on the first day you're to hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day you're to hold a holy assembly. No work is to be done during those days, except for preparing what is to be eaten by each person.
Six days you are to labor and do all your work,
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You are not to do any work neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your livestock, nor any foreigner who lives among you
You are to do your work for six days, but on the seventh day you are to refrain from work so that your ox and donkey may rest, and so the son of your maidservant and the alien may be refreshed.
You are to observe the Festival of Harvest, celebrating the first fruits of your work in planting the field, and the Festival of Tabernacles at the end of the year, when you gather the fruit of your work from the field.
You are to make two cherubim of gold; you are to make them of hammered work at the two ends of the Mercy Seat.
"You are to make a lamp stand of pure gold: the lamp stand and its base and stem shall be of hammered work, and its cups, calyxes, and flowers are to be of one piece with it.
Their calyxes and their branches are to be of one piece with it; all of it is to be made of one piece of hammered work of pure gold.
For the doorway of the tent you are to make a screen of blue, purple, and scarlet material, and with fine woven linen, the work of an embroiderer.
There is to be a screen of 20 cubits of blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen, the work of an embroiderer, for the gate of the court, and it is to have four pillars and four sockets.
With work like a jeweler engraves on a signet, you are to inscribe the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel, and you are to mount them in settings of gold filigree.
"You are to make a breast piece to be worn by the high priest when he makes legal decisions. It is to be skillfully worked, made like the work of the ephod from gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material, and from fine woven linen.
to create plans for work in gold, silver, and bronze,
You are to observe the Sabbath, because it's holy for you. Whoever profanes it is certainly to die; indeed, whoever does work on it is to be cut off from among his people.
Work may be done for six days, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does work on the Sabbath is certainly to die.
The tablets were the work of God and the writing was God's writing, inscribed on the tablets.
Then the LORD said, "I'm now going to make a covenant. I'll do miraculous deeds in full view of your people that haven't been done in all the earth or in any nation. All the people among whom you live will see the work of the LORD, because it's an awesome thing that I'll do with you.
"For six days you are to work, but on the seventh day you are to rest; even during plowing time and harvest you are to rest.
For six days work is to be done, but on the seventh day you are to have a holy day, a Sabbath of complete rest in dedication to the LORD. Anyone who does work on that day is to be executed.
Everyone who could give an offering of silver and bronze brought it as a contribution for the LORD. Also all who had acacia wood for any use in the work brought it.
Each Israeli man and woman whose heart was prompted brought something as a freewill offering to the LORD for all the work that the LORD had commanded them to do through Moses.
and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, and with knowledge of all kinds of work,
to make artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze,
to cut stones for setting, to carve wood, and to engage in all kinds of artistic work.
He has equipped them to do all kinds of work done by an engraver, designer, embroider in blue, purple and scarlet material and in fine linen, or as a weaver. They were able to do all kinds of work and were skilled designers.
Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."
Then Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people to whom the LORD had given ability, including everyone whose hearts stirred them to come forward to do the work.
They received from Moses all the offerings that the Israelis had brought for doing the work of constructing the sanctuary, and the people continued to bring freewill offerings every morning.
All the craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left the work they were doing
and told Moses, "The people are bringing much more than enough for the work that the LORD has commanded us to do."
since the material was more than sufficient for doing all the work.
For the doorway of the tent, he made a screen of blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen, the work of an embroiderer,
He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the Mercy Seat.
He made the lamp stand of pure gold. He made the lamp stand, its base, and stem of hammered work and its cups, calyxes, and flowers were of one piece with it.
Their calyxes and their branches were of one piece with it, all of it was of one piece of hammered work of pure gold.
And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure aromatic incense, the work of a perfumer.
The screen of the gate of the court was the work of an embroiderer of blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. The length was 20 cubits and it was five cubits high along its width, corresponding to the hangings of the court.
Here is a summary of materials for the Tent of Meeting that was compiled at Moses' direction, the work of the descendants of Levi under the direction of Aaron the priest's son Ithamar.
All the gold that was used in the work, in all the work on the sanctuary, including the gold from the wave offering, totaled 29 talents, 730 shekels, according to the standard used in the sanctuary.
They hammered out gold sheets and cut off threads to work into the blue, purple, and scarlet material and into the fine linen, a work of skillful design.
He made a breast piece, skillfully worked, like the work of the ephod: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen.
He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, entirely of blue.
All the work on the Tent of Meeting was completed, and the Israelis had crafted it according to everything that the LORD had commanded Moses, as they should have.
The Israelis had done all the work according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
Moses blessed them when he saw all the work and that they had completed it. They had done it just as the LORD had commanded.
He set up the court all around the tent and the altar, and hung up the screen for the gate of the court. And so Moses finished the work.
Furthermore, anything on which they fall when they're dead becomes unclean, whether on an article of wood, clothing, skin, or a sack. And any vessel used for any work is to be washed in water, because it has become unclean until evening.
"This is to be a perpetual statute for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month, you (including both the native born and the resident alien) are to humble yourselves by not doing any work,
Six days you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a sacred assembly. You are not to do any work. It's a Sabbath to the LORD wherever you live.
On the first day that you hold the sacred assembly, you are to do no servile work.
Instead, you are to bring an offering made by fire to the LORD daily for seven days. On the seventh day, you are also to hold a sacred assembly during which you are to do no servile work."
"On the same day, proclaim a sacred assembly for yourselves. You are not to do any servile work and this is to be an eternal ordinance wherever you live throughout your generations.
You are not to do any servile work. Instead, bring an offering made by fire to the LORD."
You are not to do any work that same day. It's the Day of Atonement, because your atonement is made in the presence of the LORD your God.
I'll eliminate anyone who does work that day from among his people.
You are not to do any work. This is to be an eternal ordinance throughout your generations, wherever you live.
On the first day, you are to hold a sacred assembly, when you are not to do any servile work.
For seven days, bring offerings made by fire to the LORD. The eighth day is also to be a sacred assembly for you. Bring offerings made by fire to the LORD. It's a sacred assembly. You are not to do any servile work.
from 30 years and older through the age of 50 years, from everyone who can enter the service to perform work at the Tent of Meeting.
Count their number from between 30 to 50 years old, including everyone who can enter the service to perform work at the Tent of Meeting."
This is the work of the tribes of Gershon at the Tent of Meeting their duties under the supervision of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
from 30 to 50 years old as you count them, including everyone who can enter service and perform work at the Tent of Meeting.
This is the work of the tribes of the descendants of Merari with reference to their service at the Tent of Meeting under the supervision of Aaron the priest's son Ithamar."
from 30 to 50 years old that is, everyone who entered the service to perform work at the Tent of Meeting.
from 30 to 50 years old; that is, everyone who entered the service to perform work at the Tent of Meeting.
from 30 to 50 years old; that is, everyone who entered the service to perform work at the Tent of Meeting.
from 30 to 50 years old, who entered the service for work at the Tent of Meeting
"Take these gifts from them and use them in service at the Tent of Meeting. Present them to the descendants of Levi, distributing them to each person according to his work."
Two carts and four oxen were given to the descendants of Gershon for their work.
Four carts and eight oxen were given to the descendants of Merari for their work.
"Then Aaron is to present the descendants of Levi as a wave offering before the LORD from the Israelis, because they are to work in the service of the LORD.
I've set the descendants of Levi apart from the Israelis so that Aaron and his sons would work in service at the appointed place of meeting, making atonement on behalf of the Israelis so that there won't be a plague among the Israelis whenever they approach the sanctuary."
After this, the descendants of Levi entered into their work of service at the appointed place, in the presence of Aaron and his sons. They did everything that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the descendants of Levi.
"Now regarding a descendant of Levi who is 25 years and above, he is to enter work in the service at the appointed place of meeting,
but starting at 50 years of age, he is to retire from service and is no longer to work.
Is it such an insignificant thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the Israelis to draw you to himself, appointing you to do the work of the tent of the LORD and to stand before the community to minister to them?
"On the first day, you are to hold a sacred assembly. No servile work is to be done.
On the seventh day you are to hold another sacred assembly for your benefit, on which no servile work is to be done."
"On the first day of your harvest season, you are to hold a sacred assembly when you present your first fruits during the Festival of Weeks. No servile work is to be done.
"You are to hold a sacred assembly on the first day of the seventh month of each year. No servile work is to be done. It's a day of blowing trumpets for you.
"You are to hold a sacred assembly on the tenth day of this same seventh month. You are to humble yourselves, and no servile work is to be done.
"You are to hold a sacred assembly on the fifteenth day of the same seventh month. No servile work is to be done. You are to celebrate a festival to the LORD for seven days by
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