35 Bible Verses About Labor And Work

35 Bible Verses About Labor And Work

Ecclesiastes 3:22

“So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?”

Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Proverbs 14:23

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Proverbs 12:11

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”

Proverbs 18:9

“One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Proverbs 10:4

“Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”

Proverbs 13:4

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

2 Thessalonians 3:10

“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.’”

Romans 12:11

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

Proverbs 16:3

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Galatians 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Proverbs 13:11

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Proverbs 31:17

“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”

Proverbs 22:29

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”

James 2:14-17

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Psalm 128:2

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

1 Corinthians 15:10

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”

Matthew 9:37-38

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”

Proverbs 21:25

“The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.”

Psalm 90:17

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”

James 1:22

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Proverbs 24:30-34

“I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”

Proverbs 6:6-8

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

1 Timothy 5:8

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

Proverbs 31:27

“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

Ephesians 4:28

“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

“And make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”

1 Timothy 4:14-15

“Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.”

Proverbs 19:15

“Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.”

Genesis 2:15

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

Proverbs 20:4

“Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.”

2 Thessalonians 3:12

“Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.”

Proverbs 28:19

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.”

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Proverbs 10:26

“As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so are sluggards to those who send them.”

Proverbs 14:4

“Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.”

Philippians 2:14-15

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”

Psalm 128:2-3

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”

Proverbs 12:24

“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.”

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