Bible verses about laziness | Darby

Bible verses about "laziness" | Darby

1 Thessalonians 4:10-12

10 For also ye do this towards all the brethren in the whole of Macedonia; but we exhort you, brethren, to abound still more, 11 and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your [own] hands, even as we charged you, 12 that ye may walk reputably towards those without, and may have need of no one.

2 Corinthians 12:20

20 For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that *I* be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest [there might be] strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

1 Thessalonians 2:13

13 And for this cause we also give thanks to God unceasingly that, having received [the] word of [the] report of God by us, ye accepted, not men`s word, but, even as it is truly, God`s word, which also works in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

14 But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

18 By much sloth fulness the framework falleth in; and through idleness of the hands the house drippeth.

Jeremiah 15:16

16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy words were unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens. 22 Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied through *thy* name, and through *thy* name cast out demons, and through *thy* name done many works of power? 23 and then will I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness.

John 7:17

17 If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or [that] I speak from myself.

Titus 2:5

5 discreet, chaste, diligent in home work, good, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be evil spoken of.

1 Corinthians 10:7

7 Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Revelation 14:12

12 Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

2 Peter 3:15-16

15 and account the longsuffering of our Lord [to be] salvation; according as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you according to the wisdom given to him, 16 as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; among which some things are hard to be understood, which the untaught and ill-established wrest, as also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.

Colossians 3:24

24 knowing that of [the] Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance; ye serve the Lord Christ.

James 1:23-25

23 For if any man be a hearer of [the] word and not a doer, *he* is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror: 24 for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like. 25 But *he* that fixes his view on [the] perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in [it], being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of [the] work, *he* shall be blessed in his doing.

Proverbs 12:27

27 The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man`s precious substance is to the diligent.

Proverbs 22:29

29 Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.

Matthew 7:12

12 Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do to you, thus do *ye* also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye have shewn to his name, having ministered to the saints, and [still] ministering. 11 But we desire earnestly that each one of you shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end; 12 that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.

Luke 16:10

10 He that is faithful in the least is faithful also in much; and he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous also in much.

Hebrews 6:12

12 that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.

James 2:18

18 But some one will say, *Thou* hast faith and *I* have works. Shew me thy faith without works, and *I* from my works will shew thee my faith.

Colossians 3:23-24

23 Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as [doing it] to the Lord, and not to men; 24 knowing that of [the] Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance; ye serve the Lord Christ.

James 1:23

23 For if any man be a hearer of [the] word and not a doer, *he* is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror:

Proverbs 10:26

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Ephesians 4:28

28 Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with [his] hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Confide in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own intelligence; 6 in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will make plain thy paths.

Matthew 25:26-30

26 And his lord answering said to him, Wicked and slothful bondman, thou knewest that I reap where I had not sowed, and gather from where I had not scattered; 27 thou oughtest then to have put my money to the money-changers, and when I came I should have got what is mine with interest. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him that has the ten talents: 29 for to every one that has shall be given, and he shall be in abundance; but from him that has not, that even which he has shall be taken from him. 30 And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Romans 12:11

11 as to diligent zealousness, not slothful; in spirit fervent; serving the Lord.

Hebrews 12:11

11 But no chastening at the time seems to be [matter] of joy, but of grief; but afterwards yields [the] peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised by it.

Colossians 3:17

17 And everything, whatever ye may do in word or in deed, [do] all things in [the] name of [the] Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

Proverbs 10:5

5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

James 4:17

17 To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

10 Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Proverbs 14:23

23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to want.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

24 Know ye not that they who run in [the] race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain. 25 But every one that contends [for a prize] is temperate in all things: *they* then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but *we* an incorruptible. 26 *I* therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air. 27 But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest [after] having preached to others I should be myself rejected.

Genesis 2:15

15 And Jehovah Elohim took Man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it and to guard it.

James 1:22

22 But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.

Hebrews 13:16

16 But of doing good and communicating [of your substance] be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

2 Timothy 2:15

15 Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be ashamed, cutting in a straight line the word of truth.

Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute.

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

11 For we hear that [there are] some walking among you disorderly, not working at all, but busybodies. 12 Now such we enjoin and exhort in [the] Lord Jesus Christ, that working quietly they eat their own bread.

Proverbs 6:6

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise:

Proverbs 26:13-16

13 The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets! 14 [As] the door turneth upon its hinges, so the sluggard upon his bed. 15 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish: it wearieth him to bring it again to his mouth. 16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven [men] that answer discreetly.

Proverbs 19:15

15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 20:13

13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 21:25

25 The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:

Proverbs 24:30-34

30 I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding; 31 and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down. 32 Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction: 33 -- A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest! 34 So shall thy poverty come [as] a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.

Proverbs 20:4

4 The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

1 Timothy 5:8

8 But if any one does not provide for his own, and specially for those of [his] house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than the unbeliever.

John 5:17

17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.

Proverbs 18:9

9 He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.

Proverbs 10:4

4 He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For also when we were with you we enjoined you this, that if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat.

Colossians 3:23

23 Whatsoever ye do, labour at it heartily, as [doing it] to the Lord, and not to men;

Proverbs 13:4

4 A sluggard`s soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

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