Bible verses about "idleness" | Darby

Proverbs 31:27

27 She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 12:24

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

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 20:13

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

Proverbs 20:4

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

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.

Proverbs 21:25

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

Proverbs 14:23

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

Ezekiel 16:49

49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom: pride, fulness of bread, and careless ease was in her and in her daughters, but she did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

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. 11 For we hear that [there are] some walking among you disorderly, not working at all, but busybodies.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

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

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 13:4

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

1 Timothy 5:13

13 And, at the same time, they learn also [to be] idle, going about to people`s houses; and not only idle, but also gossipers and meddlers, speaking things not becoming.

Topical data is from, retrieved November 11, 2013, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.