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Bible Scriptures about work

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We should do our work heartily to the Lord!
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Genesis 2:15

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Exodus 23:12

12 “Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

2 Chronicles 31:21

21 And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered.

Nehemiah 4:6

So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

Psalm 127:2

It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Proverbs 10:4

A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 12:14

14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.

Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:11

11 Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 14:23

23 In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Proverbs 18:9

Whoever is slack in his work
is a brother to him who destroys.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard does not plow in the autumn;
he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,
but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 21:25

25 The desire of the sluggard kills him,
for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 22:29

29 Do you see a man skillful in his work?
He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.

Proverbs 24:27

27 Prepare your work outside;
get everything ready for yourself in the field,
and after that build your house.

Proverbs 24:30-34

30 I passed by the field of a sluggard,
by the vineyard of a man lacking sense,
31 and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns;
the ground was covered with nettles,
and its stone wall was broken down.
32 Then I saw and considered it;
I looked and received instruction.
33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.

Proverbs 28:19

19 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

Ecclesiastes 5:12

12 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

Colossians 3:23

23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-11

10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. 11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

1 Timothy 5:8

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Hebrews 6:10

10 For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Created by Bob Lotich on 09/28/2009 | 13021 views