Bible Verses about Hard Work

What does the Bible say about Hard Work? - Top Scripture Quotes

The Bible tells us to "work heartily" for the Lord, as in all labor there is profit but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23) Just as sloth is a deadly sin, living a lazy life will cause suffering and anxiety. It is healthy for the body and mind to work hard, serving God and others with our gifts from the Lord.

Here we have gathered the best Bible verses about hard work. May these scripture quotes inspire you to work diligently in all things, so that you may truly rest in peace knowing your honest effort.

Colossians 3:23 NIV

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

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Proverbs 13:4 NIV

4 A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

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Proverbs 14:23 NIV

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

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Philippians 4:13 NIV

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 NIV

10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat." 11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.

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Proverbs 16:3 NIV

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

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Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

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Proverbs 12:24 NIV

24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.

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1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

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

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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NIV

11 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, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

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Luke 1:37 NIV

37 For no word from God will ever fail."

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Colossians 3:17 NIV

17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV

8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV

10 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.

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Galatians 6:9 NIV

9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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Colossians 3:24 NIV

24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

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2 Timothy 2:6 NIV

6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.

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Titus 2:7-8 NIV

7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

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Proverbs 12:11 NIV

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

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Proverbs 6:6-8 NIV

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

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