Bible verses about "idleness" | UKJV

Proverbs 31:27

27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 24:30-34

30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. 32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34 So shall your poverty come as one that travels; and your lack as an armed man.

Proverbs 20:13

13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:4

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

Proverbs 18:9

9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great destroyer.

Proverbs 10:4

4 He becomes poor that deals with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Proverbs 21:25

25 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Proverbs 14:23

23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to destitution.

Ezekiel 16:49

49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

18 By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through.

Proverbs 19:15

15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 13:4

4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

1 Timothy 5:13

13 And likewise they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but gossiping also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

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