30 Important Bible Verses About Labor

Genesis 2:15 – God’s Command to Work

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

Proverbs 14:23 – Hard Work Brings Profit

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Working for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Proverbs 12:11 – Diligence Leads to Prosperity

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”

2 Thessalonians 3:10 – The Principle of Working

“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

Proverbs 13:4 – The Soul of the Diligent

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

Ecclesiastes 3:22 – Enjoying the Fruit of Your Labor

“So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Labor in the Lord

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

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Proverbs 6:6-8 – Work Ethic from Ants

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Proverbs 21:25 – Laziness Leads to Poverty

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

Proverbs 22:29 – Skilled in their Work

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”

Ephesians 4:28 – Honest Labor

“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”

Deuteronomy 15:10 – Generosity in Labor

“Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this, the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”

Proverbs 31:17 – Strength and Dignity

“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”

Psalm 128:2 – Enjoying the Fruit of Labor

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

Matthew 6:25-26 – God’s Provision

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Romans 12:11-12 – Serving the Lord in Zeal

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your Work to the Lord

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Psalm 90:17 – May the Favor of the Lord

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”

1 Corinthians 3:9 – Fellow Workers in God’s Service

“For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Do Everything with All Your Might

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Proverbs 16:20 – Trusting in the Lord

“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”

Proverbs 18:9 – Laziness Brings Ruin

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

Psalm 37:23 – The Lord Directs Our Steps

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.”

Proverbs 24:27 – Finish Your Work

“Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”

Acts 20:35 – It is More Blessed to Give

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Proverbs 31:31 – Praise for Good Work

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

Psalm 128:2 – You Shall Eat the Fruit

“You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.”

John 9:4 – Working While It Is Day

“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”

Proverbs 28:19 – Diligent Work and Prosperity

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.”

James 1:22 – Be Doers of the Word

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Proverbs 11:4 – Riches Profit Nothing

“Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whatever You Do

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Proverbs 19:15 – Laziness Leads to Poverty

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

Philippians 4:13 – Strength in Christ

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Matthew 20:28 – Serving Others

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Proverbs 12:14 – Reaping the Fruit of Our Lips

“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.”

Mark 9:35 – The First Shall Be Last

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 – Living Quietly and Working with Your Hands

“And to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”

Psalm 90:17 – Establish the Work of Our Hands

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Titus 3:14 – Engaging in Good Deeds

“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.”

Proverbs 15:19 – Diligent Work

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

1 Timothy 5:8 – Providing for Your Family

“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

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