Bible verses about "laziness" | Darby

Proverbs 19:15

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

Proverbs 12:24

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

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 14:23

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

John 5:17

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

James 1:22

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

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.

James 4:17

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

Hebrews 13:16

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

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.

Proverbs 20:13

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

Proverbs 18:9

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

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.

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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