30 Important Bible Verses About Habits

Proverbs 18:9 – The Sluggard’s Way

“One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.”

Proverbs 21:25 – The Way of the Diligent

“The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him because his hands refuse to work.”

Proverbs 10:4 – The Outcome of Laziness

“Laziness leads to poverty; diligent hands bring wealth.”

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Proverbs 13:4 – The Desire of the Diligent

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

Proverbs 12:24 – The Hand of the Diligent

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

Proverbs 21:17 – The Love of Pleasure

“Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.”

Proverbs 15:19 – The Path of the Lazy

“The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.”

Proverbs 20:4 – The Laziness of the Lazy

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

Proverbs 26:16 – The Lazy Person’s Wisdom

“The lazy person is wiser in self-esteem than seven who can answer sensibly.”

Proverbs 19:15 – The Laziness and Expectation

“Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.”

Proverbs 10:26 – The Lazy Person’s Way

“As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.”

Proverbs 26:14 – The Door on its Hinges

“As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.”

Proverbs 19:24 – The Lazy Person’s Failures

“The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.”

Proverbs 18:8 – The Gossip’s Words

“The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.”

Proverbs 16:28 – The Troublemaker’s Whisper

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Proverbs 11:13 – The Gossip’s Betrayal

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”

Proverbs 17:9 – The One who Covers

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Proverbs 20:19 – The Spreader of Secrets

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Proverbs 26:20 – The Fiery Tongue

“Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.”

1 Timothy 5:13 – The Idle and Gossipy

“Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.”

James 3:6 – The Power of the Tongue

“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”

Proverbs 10:19 – The Value of Silence

“Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.”

Proverbs 20:3 – The Eruption of Anger

“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.”

Proverbs 29:22 – The Angry Person

“An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.”

Ephesians 4:26-27 – The Resolution of Anger

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

Colossians 3:8 – The Laying Aside of Anger

“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

Proverbs 15:1 – The Soothing Tongue

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

James 1:19-20 – The Quick to Listen

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Proverbs 14:17 – The Quick-Tempered Person

“A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who schemes is hated.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – The Company of Anger

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Proverbs 16:32 – The Master of Self-Control

“Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”

1 Peter 3:9-11 – The Pursuit of Peace

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, ‘Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.'”

Psalm 141:3 – The Guarded Mouth

“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Proverbs 15:28 – The Wise Heart

“The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”

Proverbs 21:23 – The Watched Tongue

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

Psalm 19:14 – The Words of My Mouth

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

James 1:26 – The Religion of the Tongue

“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”

Proverbs 12:18 – The Healing Tongue

“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Proverbs 10:11 – The Fountain of Life

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”

Proverbs 18:21 – The Power of Life and Death

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 26:22 – The Intrigue of Gossip

“The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.”

Proverbs 21:23 – The Guarding Tongue

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

James 3:5 – The Rudder of a Ship

“Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.”

Proverbs 12:6 – The Words of the Wicked

“The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.”

Ephesians 4:29 – The Edifying Words

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Proverbs 15:4 – The Healing Tongue

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 18:21 – The Fruitful Tongue

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Proverbs 17:28 – The Quiet Spirit

“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

Proverbs 13:3 – The Guarded Mouth

“Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”

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