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“By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through”

— Ecclesiastes 10:18

“For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies”

— 2 Thessalonians 3:11

Bible verses About Idleness (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat”

— 2 Thessalonians 3:10

“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy”

— Ezekiel 16:49

Bible verses About Idleness (1 Timothy 5:13)

“And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not”

— 1 Timothy 5:13

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 14:23)

“In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury”

— Proverbs 14:23

“Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread”

— Proverbs 20:13

“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness”

— Proverbs 31:27

“The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh”

— Ecclesiastes 4:5

“Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger”

— Proverbs 19:15

“Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us”

— 2 Thessalonians 3:6

“For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God”

— 1 Thessalonians 2:9

Bible verses About Idleness (John 3:16)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”

— John 3:16

Bible verses About Idleness (1 Timothy 5:8)

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel”

— 1 Timothy 5:8

“A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again”

— Proverbs 19:24

Bible verses About Idleness (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”

— 2 Corinthians 5:17

“So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man”

— Proverbs 24:34

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 21:5)

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want”

— Proverbs 21:5

“The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious”

— Proverbs 12:27

“But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters”

— 1 Peter 4:15

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 10:4)

“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich”

— Proverbs 10:4

“And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace”

— Matthew 20:3

Bible verses About Idleness (Philippians 4:8)

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”

— Philippians 4:8

“(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)”

— Acts 17:21

“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep”

— Proverbs 6:10

Bible verses About Idleness (Ephesians 5:4)

“Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks”

— Ephesians 5:4

Bible verses About Idleness (1 Corinthians 15:58)

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord”

— 1 Corinthians 15:58

“But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the Lord”

— Exodus 5:17

Bible verses About Idleness (Colossians 3:16)

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”

— Colossians 3:16

Bible verses About Idleness (Ephesians 2:8)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”

— Ephesians 2:8

“And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not”

— Luke 24:11

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 12:24)

“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute”

— Proverbs 12:24

Bible verses About Idleness (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men”

— 1 Thessalonians 5:14

“Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us”

— 2 Thessalonians 3:9

“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation”

— James 5:12

“As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him”

— Proverbs 10:26

Bible verses About Idleness (2 Thessalonians 3:14)

“And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed”

— 2 Thessalonians 3:14

“The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets”

— Proverbs 22:13

Bible verses About Idleness (Acts 2:38)

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”

— Acts 2:38

Bible verses About Idleness (Romans 12:2)

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”

— Romans 12:2

Bible verses About Idleness (Ephesians 4:28)

“Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth”

— Ephesians 4:28

Bible verses About Idleness (2 Timothy 1:7)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”

— 2 Timothy 1:7

“For with God nothing shall be impossible”

— Luke 1:37

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called”

— 1 Timothy 6:20

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting”

— Acts 2:2

“The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets”

— Proverbs 26:13

Bible verses About Idleness (Galatians 5:22)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith”

— Galatians 5:22

“He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough”

— Proverbs 28:19

“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame”

— Proverbs 10:5

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 6:9)

“How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?”

— Proverbs 6:9

“And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God”

— Exodus 5:8

Bible verses About Idleness (Galatians 5:2)

“Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing”

— Galatians 5:2

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord”

— Romans 12:11

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises”

— Hebrews 6:12

“As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed”

— Proverbs 26:14

“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren”

— 1 Timothy 5:1

Bible verses About Idleness (Colossians 3:23)

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”

— Colossians 3:23

“The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth”

— Proverbs 26:15

“I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding”

— Proverbs 24:30

Bible verses About Idleness (John 14:27)

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”

— John 14:27

“But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work”

— John 5:17

“He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread”

— Proverbs 12:9

“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep”

— Proverbs 24:33

Bible verses About Idleness (Matthew 12:36)

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment”

— Matthew 12:36

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise”

— Proverbs 6:6

“The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason”

— Proverbs 26:16

Bible verses About Idleness (Romans 8:28)

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”

— Romans 8:28

Bible verses About Idleness (Philippians 4:13)

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”

— Philippians 4:13

“Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread”

— 2 Thessalonians 3:12

“Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind”

— Philippians 2:2

“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators”

— 1 Corinthians 5:9

Bible verses About Idleness (Hebrews 13:5)

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”

— Hebrews 13:5

“His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber”

— Isaiah 56:10

“The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain”

— Proverbs 15:19

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 13:4)

“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat”

— Proverbs 13:4

Bible verses About Idleness (Revelation 1:1)

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John”

— Revelation 1:1

“And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?”

— Matthew 20:6

Bible verses About Idleness (John 14:6)

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”

— John 14:6

“The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour”

— Proverbs 21:25

Bible verses About Idleness (1 John 4:8)

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love”

— 1 John 4:8

“For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags”

— Proverbs 23:21

“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me”

— Matthew 10:38

“He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster”

— Proverbs 18:9

Bible verses About Idleness (Proverbs 20:4)

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

— Proverbs 20:4