30 Important Bible Verses About Sloth

Proverbs 13:4 – The Diligent Prosper

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

Proverbs 15:19 – The Way of the Lazy is Overgrown

“The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.”

Proverbs 18:9 – The Sluggard’s Slumber

“Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.”

Proverbs 19:15 – The Lazy Sleeper

“Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.”

Proverbs 20:4 – The Lazy Farmer

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

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Proverbs 21:25 – The Desire of the Lazy

“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”

Proverbs 24:30-34 – The Field of the Sluggard

“I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”

Proverbs 26:14-15 – The Way of the Lazy

“As a door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth.”

Proverbs 26:16 – The Sluggard in His Own Eyes

“The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.”

Proverbs 26:13 – The Sluggard Claims There’s a Lion Outside

“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!’”

Ecclesiastes 10:18 – The Idle Hands

“Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks.”

Matthew 25:26 – The Wicked and Lazy Servant

“But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?”

Luke 12:47-48 – The Unfaithful and Lazy Servant

“And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.”

2 Thessalonians 3:10 – The One Who Does Not Work

“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.”

Proverbs 12:24 – The Diligent Shall Rule

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

Proverbs 21:25 – The Desire of the Lazy

“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”

Proverbs 10:5 – The Lazy Becomes Poor

“He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

Proverbs 12:27 – The Lazy Hunt

“Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.”

Proverbs 13:11 – The Lazy Money

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”

Proverbs 14:23 – The Lazy’s Talk

“In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.”

Proverbs 15:19 – The Sluggard’s Ways

“The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.”

Proverbs 18:9 – The Slack in Work

“Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.”

Proverbs 19:15 – The Sleep of the Slothful

“Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.”

Proverbs 20:4 – The Sluggard’s Harvest

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

Proverbs 21:25 – The Desire Slain

“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”

Proverbs 22:13 – The Slothful Lion

“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!’”

Proverbs 24:33-34 – The Sluggard’s Field

“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”

Proverbs 26:13-16 – The Sluggard’s Ways

“The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!’ As a door turns on its hinges, so does the sluggard on his bed. The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.”

Proverbs 27:18 – The One Who Tends the Fig Tree

“Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.”

Proverbs 6:9-11 – The Lesson of the Ant

“How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Work as for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Steadfast and Immovable

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

Proverbs 19:24 – The Lazy Sleeper

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

Proverbs 28:19 – The One Who Works Shall Have Abundance

“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.”

Ephesians 5:15-16 – Make the Best Use of Time

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

2 Timothy 2:15 – Do Your Best

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

Titus 3:14 – Devote Themselves to Good Works

“And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.”

Proverbs 10:26 – Slothfulness is a Bane

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

Matthew 6:33 – Seek First the Kingdom of God

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Proverbs 24:16 – Though the Righteous Fall

“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.”

Proverbs 12:11 – The Lazy Hand

“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.”

Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth Gained Hastily

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”

Proverbs 14:23 – All Toil Has Profit

“In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.”

Proverbs 20:13 – Love Not Sleep

“Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.”

Proverbs 21:25 – The Desire of the Lazy

“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”

Proverbs 12:27 – The Lazy Hunt

“Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.”

Proverbs 15:19 – The Way of the Lazy

“The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.”

Proverbs 18:9 – The Slack in Work

“Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.”

Proverbs 19:15 – The Sleep of the Slothful

“Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.”

Proverbs 20:4 – The Sluggard’s Harvest

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

Proverbs 21:25 – The Desire Slain

“The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.”

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